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Wilson County Schools offering TCAP 101 workshop

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Wilson County Schools is conducting TCAP 101 workshops throughout the county in order to provide our parents with a clear understanding of the new testing expectations set forth by the state of Tennessee.

The next TCAP 101 is tonight, Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6, at Carroll-Oakland Elementary School. The administration at Carroll-Oakland has gone a step further and printed individual projection data sheets for every student who is pre-registered in order to speak to each individual parent about their childs performance.

County Schools officials are giving parents an opportunity to see the state standards, overview the upcoming common core standards, view practice tests and interpret the districts report card through TCAP 101.

Parents are also given the opportunity to try their luck at a mini mock TCAP and predict the grade-level each question was derived from. Its a very eye-opening experience, said Tara Loftis, parent involvement teacher, Federal Programs, for Wilson County Schools.

Parent evaluations from ones already done in Watertown have commented that they were very grateful for this information. Parents also said that they were unaware of how much they werent prepared for and had misinterpreted, and feel very confident now in helping their children be successful at home.

With the tremendous pressure on both teachers and students concerning test scores, we want to ensure we are providing as much detailed information as possible to the families of the students we serve, she said.

Upcoming TCAP 101 sessions will be held at Southside Elementary on Thursday, Feb. 23, and at Tuckers Crossroads Elementary on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

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