To Whom it May Concern,


There is legislation concerning the timing of subtests for TCAP and EOC.  The below mentioned Tennessee Code Annotated mentions optional additional time (up to 20% of the original allotted time) for each subtest.  Districts are allowed flexibility in what that looks like for the students in their schools.  We have chosen to plan testing sessions to allow for all students to receive the extra time for each subtest.  The example below shows the original times and then in parenthesis the additional minutes added are identified.  If you have questions about the test and what that will look like for your student, please contact Shea Panter at 996-4022 ext 11502.  We feel this will give all students in Warren County a great opportunity to improve all test scores.


“Chapter 978 of the Public Acts of 2022 (PC978), codified at Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-6015, allows for the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) to be administered in a timed format. The law, as amended, requires the Tennessee Department of Education (the department) to establish the Required Time limit for each TCAP test, as well as an additional “Optional Time”, (as known as Requested Time), period that Test Administrators (TAs) at Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and public charter schools may add to the Required Time limit for each test if requested by a parent or student. Implementation of additional “Optional Time” does not supersede the obligation of LEAs and public charter schools to comply with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq.), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. § 794). Additional time requested, therefore, should NOT take the place of an extended time accommodation outlined in a student’s individualized educational program (IEP), individualized learning plan (ILP), and/or Section 504 plan.”