With “Know More, Learn More TN” Campaign for Tennessee Families
On-Demand Access to Student TCAP Scores and Free Resources to Support Learning
NASHVILLE / WOODBURY: With the 2022-23 school year beginning across the state, the Tennessee Department of Education has launched the “Know More, Learn More TN” campaign to encourage all Tennessee parents and families to log in to the redesigned TCAP Family Portal (opens link in new tab) for on-demand access to their student’s TCAP assessment results.
This year, the Family Portal has been redesigned to improve user friendliness, offer clarity of the printed state score report, and provide more actionable resources for families and includes several new features; personalized student video reports in five languages, sample questions, questions for parents to engage with their student’s teacher about their scores, and historical data to track student achievement over time.
“Thanks to the commitment of educators, parents, and district and school leaders, Tennessee students saw major academic improvements revealed in the 2021-22 TCAP results, bouncing back to pre-pandemic proficiency levels,” said Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “Now, parents and families can take the next step to log in to the TCAP Family Portal and continue partnering with their student’s teachers in essential discussions to support their student’s progress and how best to support their future success.”
Parents and families can watch this short video (opens link in new tab), reference this graphic (opens link in new tab), or follow these three simple steps to access the TCAP Family Portal:
1. Find their student’s “unique access code” or “USID” on the bottom right-corner of the printed state score report.
2. Visit the Family Portal at KnowMoreLearnMoreTN.tnedu.gov. (opens link in new tab)
3. Log in to find information on your student’s performance, a personalized video in your home language, questions to ask their teacher, and where they may need additional support.
* To note: If a parent does not have a score report to reference, they should contact their school and ask for their student’s state ID number. They will add two zeroes in front of that seven-digit number to create an account.
“This is a great way for parents to be able to look at each student’s specific data,” said Emily Hancock, Principal, Cannon County Middle School, Cannon County Schools. “The TDOE has made this process easy and accessible for parents to support their student’s progress.”
“Cannon County Schools believe that all parents/guardians should have access to their student’s record of academic progress and performance. By being a partner with their child’s school and teachers, this will provide a key to unlocking academic success. The TCAP-EOC scores availability through the TCAP Family Portal is a major factor in supporting this partnership and empowers parents to advocate for their children’s academic needs immediately,” said William Freddy Curtis, Director of Schools, Cannon County Schools. “The TCAP Family Portal is a fantastic resource to assess the academic progress of students, and I would encourage our Cannon County families to take full advantage of this tool. This further assists parents to aid Cannon County Schools in our mission to actively engage in academic and instructional excellence every day and in every way.”
“The family portal allows families to have direct access to the TCAP assessment results for their students,” said Dr. Marcia Melton, Supervisor of Instruction, Cannon County Schools. “Our schools will provide paper reports and will be happy to talk to families about how students are progressing and how we can support learning.”
TCAP measures the mastery of grade level standards and includes assessments for English language arts, math, science, and social studies for grades 3-8, high school end-of-course (EOC) exams in English I and II, algebra I and II, geometry, integrated math I, II, and III; biology, and U.S. history.
The department will continue to update the Family Portal in the coming weeks. Later this summer, the department will add a Lexile measure to give parents more details about their student’s reading progress.
Visit the department’s TCAP webpage (opens link in new tab) for more information.
For local media inquiries, please contact William Freddy Curtis, Director of Cannon County Schools at (629) 201-4801, ext. 10101, or at firstname.lastname@example.org for local Cannon County Schools information.