Tennessee's strategic assessment process includes early and regular evaluations of student learning. The goal of these assessments is to measure what students know, identify where more instruction is needed, and design their education plan accordingly.
All students will take tests in the 8th and 10th grades to measure whether they are on track to meet Tennessee's college and career-ready graduation requirements. These pre-tests identify gaps in learning early and allow ample time for additional instruction so students can remain on track to graduate. Students will also take a college-readiness test - either the SAT or ACT - in the 11th grade.
In high school, end-of-course tests will be administered for 10 core subjects. These exams will count as a percentage of the student's final course grade. The subjects with end-of-course tests are:
The Tennessee Diploma Project is an affiliate of Achieve Inc.'s American Diploma Project and adheres to its goals and mission. Read about Achieve and the ADP at www.achieve.org.