Third Grade Remediation
What does this mean for my child?
If my third grader does not show proficiency on TCAP, what are our options?
So, what are the additional opportunities for a student who scores Approaching Expectations or Below Expectations to demonstrate proficiency?
- Retesting of the ELA portion of the TCAP before the beginning of the next school year
- Summer Learning Camp (with required attendance rates)
- High-dosage, low-ratio tutoring
Are there any exemptions to this new law?
- The student is an English Learner and has received less than two years of ELA instruction.
- The student has a disability or suspected disability that impacts reading.
- The student was previously retained prior to their current third grade year.
What kind of communications can I expect about my child's progress?
What can I do to help my child be successful?
- Ensure your child attends school daily. It is more important than ever before!
- Ensure you child takes seriously all local and state-mandated assessments when administered.
- Participate in tutoring programs through your school, if needed, for improved performance on assessments. Your child's teacher or principal can assist you with what is available.
- Read with your child for twenty minutes daily because practicing reading and modeling reading is very important.
- You can order decodables to practice the fluency lessons your child learned in second grade here.
Where can I get more information and resources?
Parent FAQs - from the Tennessee Department of Education