published Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

TCAP delay affecting Tennessee schools report cards

A delay in processing standardized test scores from the Tennessee Department of Education means many school districts will receive waivers.

Current law requires that the results of the tests, given to students in third through eighth grades, make up at least 15 percent of a student's second-semester grade.

Several school superintendents in the region said they found out just yesterday that TCAP scores were delayed. Some Southeast Tennessee systems send out final report cards Friday.

The waiver will allow school systems to calculate grades based solely on classroom work.

See Thursday's Times Free Press for complete story.

about Kevin Hardy...

Kevin rejoined the Times Free Press in August 2011 as the Southeast Tennessee K-12 education reporter. He worked as an intern in 2009, covering the communities of Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Collegedale and Lookout Mountain, Tenn. A native Kansan, Kevin graduated with bachelor's degrees in journalism and sociology from the University of Kansas. After graduating, he worked as an education reporter in Hutchinson, Kan., for a year before coming back to Chattanooga. Honors include a ...

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