Assessment

The Federal Programs and Student Performance department oversees the administration of all state, national, and local system-wide assessments and coordinates testing, disaggregates, analyzes and disseminates data, reports, and provides opportunities for training in areas for which the department is responsible.

This office oversees the following programs:

  • local, state, and national testing
  • school & district data and accountability
  • Honors Program (grades 5-8)
  • federal programs (including Title I and Title IV) compliance and funding
  • federal relief funding, and

In keeping with the vision of the Franklin Special School District, the Federal Programs and Student Performance department upholds the belief that all children can learn. Some students will need more time because they have not had the experiences necessary for learning readiness; others will learn at a faster pace and need more challenging curriculum. Whatever the case, it is the responsibility of the school system to discover each student’s uniqueness so that each student’s learning potential is maximized.

Staff

Pax Wiemers, Ed.D., Supervisor
Faith Maxwell, Administrative Assistant

507 New Highway 96 West
Franklin, TN  37064
615-794-6624

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program – TCAP

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) has been the state’s testing program since 1988.  TCAP is designed to assess true student understanding, not just basic memorization and test-taking skills. It is a way to assess what our students know and what we can do to help them succeed in the future. TCAP includes state assessments in math (including Algebra I and Geometry), English language arts, social studies, and science and is typically given in the late spring. Schools will notify families of the testing schedule.

As the state has transitioned to higher academic standards, the tests have become more closely aligned with what educators are teaching. The assessments, administered to students in third through eighth grades, include rigorous questions that measure students’ writing, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. An alternative TCAP assessment is given to students with disabilities for whom participation in the traditional state assessment is inappropriate even with the use of extensive accommodations.

To learn more about the TCAP assessment and scoring report, visit the Tennessee Department of Education's online resources at the TCAP Family Portal (click below).

 

Student Assessments

As required by Tennessee law (TCA 49-6-6007), this is a detailed listing of state and local mandated student assessments for the current school year.

State Report Card

Viewers will find data and demographic information for all 147 public school districts in Tennessee, as well as individual school data. The Report Card includes a profile page every public school and district in the state, including student demographics, staffing information, and student achievement on state assessments. The 2022-23 State Report Card includes a dashboard of detailed, easy-to-understand information about school and district performance, including achievement, growth, attendance, English learners’ proficiency, graduation rate, and postsecondary readiness.

State Report Card graphic