Can You Pass the Tennessee 3rd Grade Reading Test?

NASHVILLE, TN (WKRN) — Despite improvements in English language test scores (ELA), thousands of Tennessee children are at risk of not making it to fourth grade.

According to the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), almost 60% of third grade students did not meet or exceed ELA test expectations for the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) tests.

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The TCAP is the state’s standardized test, which the state’s website says is “designed to assess students’ true understanding, not just basic memory and test-taking skills.”

However, due to a new state law to force students to continue reading at the grade level, a third grader’s test scores decide whether they automatically advance to the next grade.

Below you will find an abbreviated version of the test that you can take yourself. It consists of 20 questions from the TCAP rough assessment.

(Note: Answers to questions 1-10 will require you to read The Snowman’s Gift. You can find the story here.)

If you don’t see the quiz above, click here.

This is just a small part of the test. It does not include any oral or written parts of the assessment. You can find the full practice test here.

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If a child is at risk of not progressing to fourth grade, parents have several options for their children.

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