TCAP Testing Begins in the District
Beginning this week, students will be taking the TCAP. The TCAP (Transitional Colorado Assessment Program) is an annual test that provides useful information regarding our students' progress toward meeting state standards. Students in grades 3-10 are tested in reading, writing and mathematics. Students in grades 5, 8 and 10 are also tested in science. TCAP is an important test that looks at individual student achievement, but also helps parents and educators determine how well our schools are achieving. The results of the TCAP will be reported to you in the fall.
Teachers have been preparing students since the beginning of the school year for the TCAP by providing a rigorous curriculum and robust instruction. Parents can prepare their children for the TCAP by making sure their children attend school each day of testing. In addition to attendance, children will do their best if they:
- take the tests seriously and give their best effort
- get to bed early the night before to be well-rested on the day of the test
- have a good breakfast on the morning of the test
- come to school on time
Thank you for supporting your child and school during this test period. The TCAP schedule is available at each school. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact your child's teacher or principal.