The Office of Student Performance oversees the administration of all state, national, and local system-wide assessments. The Office of Student Performance 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
- honors programs
- federal programs (including Title I)
- Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (Title IV), and
- alternative education
In keeping with the vision of the Franklin Special School District, the Office of Student Performance holds true to 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.
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 are 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 to 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.
The state has created a list of Frequently Asked Questions if you want to learn more about these required state assessments.
Viewers will find data and demographic information for all 144 public school districts in Tennessee, as well as individual school data. The Report Card includes a profile page with student demographics as well as value-added composites and student achievement on state assessments. A Comparisons tab allows the user to create their own comparison between the state, schools and districts on the following measures – Achievement, Graduation Rate, ACT Scores, Student Enrollment and Ethnicity, Per Pupil Funding, and Value-Added Composite Scores.