Tennessee state testing starts Monday, counts again for districts

Thousands of students will begin taking state assessments in a variety of subjects across the state next week.

And for the first time since the pandemic began in March 2020, the results of this year’s standardized tests can have a major impact on students and their schools.

Here’s what you should know about who and what will be assessed when testing begins on Monday.

When does the exam start?

That Tennessee Comprehensive Grading Programor TCAP, testing window runs from April 18th to May 6th this spring. School districts have the authority to set their own district schedule within the state’s three-week window.

Metro Nashville Public Schools students in grades 3 through 8 begin testing Monday. The final examinations in ten subjects and the International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations for high school students also start on April 18th and last until May 20th.

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