Knox County School Board Member expresses concern over outcome of TCAP results
Despite Tennessee reporting the largest percentage of third graders scoring in the top performance category in over a decade, most are facing retention under the new law.
WUOT's Jacqui Sieber talked with Knox County Board of Education member Katherine Bike about the effects of the third-grade retention law after preliminary results from the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, also known as TCAP, show 35% of Knox County third graders did not meet expectations on the English Language Arts portion of the exam.
Statewide, about 60% of third graders could be at risk of being held back under the new law. Tennessee has about 75,000 third graders.
The state will release final test scores this summer.