The TCAP (Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program) is designed to assess students' true understanding, not just their ability to memorize and take tests. It's a way of evaluating what our students know and can do. This includes not only academic tests, but also attendance records, motivation levels, engagement and interest levels, social skills, and classroom participation. All of this data is used to measure progress towards the goals set by each student.
The Franklin Special School District uses the Tennessee Department of Education's Instructional Response and Intervention (RTI) model to provide academic and behavioral support in the general education classroom. The aim is to intervene early and prevent any gaps in school achievement from becoming too large. The General Counsel of the Tennessee Department of Education has made it clear that parents cannot refuse or opt out of mandatory evaluations by the state. The Office of Student Achievement in the Franklin Special School District is dedicated to the belief that all children can learn.