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TCAP - Modified Academic Achievement Standards (TCAP MAAS)

The U.S. Department of Education announced in 2007 an option for states to develop and administer an alternate statewide assessment based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards (MAAS) for students with disabilities. This assessment’s purpose is to provide a more appropriate means of measuring the skills of a student whose disability interferes with performance on large scale assessments.

Tennessee has been awarded a General Supervision Enhancement Grant (GSEG) for an initiative that includes development of a modified academic achievement assessment, support and training for district implementation of the TCAP MAAS and standards based IEPs, data analysis, and ongoing program improvement activity.

In Tennessee, the MAAS assessment for students with disabilities in grades 3 through 8 is intended to evaluate individual learning needs and yield results that more accurately reflect students’ academic progress while also guiding instruction based on individual students’ needs. Students’ scores of Proficient or Advanced on the TCAP MAAS may be included in AYP calculations, subject to a cap of 2 percent of all students assessed at the state and district levels.  The decision for TCAP MAAS participation is an IEP team decision based on the needs of the individual student.

TCAP MAAS Resources

MAAS Teacher Directionsdownload pdf file

 

Item Samplers & Practice Tests
Set One
Item Sampler Practice Test
Grade 3download pdf file Grade 3download pdf file
Grade 4download pdf file Grade 4download pdf file
Grade 5download pdf file Grade 5download pdf file
Grade 6download pdf file Grade 6download pdf file
Grade 7download pdf file Grade 7download pdf file
Grade 8download pdf file Grade 8download pdf file

 

Item Samplers & Practice Tests
Set Two
Item Sampler Practice Test
Grade 3download pdf file Grade 3download pdf file
Grade 4download pdf file Grade 4download pdf file
Grade 5download pdf file Grade 5download pdf file
Grade 6download pdf file Grade 6download pdf file
Grade 7download pdf file Grade 7download pdf file
Grade 8download pdf file Grade 8download pdf file

Estimated Performance Level Cut Scores for State Practice Tests

The performance level cut scores in the link below are estimates provided by our testing vendor based on historical performance level cut scores from previously administered assessments.  The overlap in the scores is intentional and meant to emphasize that these are simply ranges of scores meant to serve as general indicators for teachers related to the performance of their students in preparation for actual assessment administration.

Estimated Cut Scores for TCAP MAAS Practice Tests