Testing Times by Grade/Subject

2022-23 TCAP EOC Time Limits
Secondary Content Area Subpart 1 Subpart 2 Subpart 3 Total Time
English Language Arts I, II 85 minutes
**17 min.

75 minutes

**15min.

70 minutes

**14 min.

230 minutes

(276 min.)

integrated Math I, II, III

35 minutes (No Calculator)

**7 min.

50 minutes

**10 min.

60 minutes

**12 min.

145 minutes

(174 min.)

Algebra I, II Geometry

35 minutes (No Calculator)

**7 min.

50 minutes

**10 min.

60 minutes

**12 min.

145 minutes

(174 min.)

U.S. History

45 minutes

**9 min.

45 minutes

**9 min.

 

 

90 minutes

(108 min.)

Biology

75 minutes

**15 min.

   

75 minutes

(90 min.)

*For additional details see the test Blueprints on our website (here).

**If requested by a parent or student, a test administrator may allow a student additional 20% (calculated above) of testing time per subpart, to ensure students are able to finish. The original times posted above represent testing time appropriate for 95% of students. TAs may add the additional time listed as requested while adhering to all test security measures and test procedures. https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/acts/112/pub/pc0978.pdf

Note: Braille versions of English I and English II contain four subparts rather than three. The following times are the breakdown for Subpart 2-4: Subpart 2 is 50 minutes (questions 5-16); Subpart 3 is 50 minutes (questions 17-34); and Subpart 4 is 50 minutes (questions 35-51).

2022-23 TCAP Grade 2 Testing Times (Optional)
Subpart English Language Arts (ELA) Total Time
Subpart 1

Section 1a: 25 minutes* (5 minutes)

Section 1b: 15 minutes (5 minutes)

40 minutes

(50 minutes)

Subpart 2

Section 2a: 15 minutes (5 minutes)

Section 2b: 25 minutes* (5 minutes)

40 minutes

(50 minutes)

Subpart 3

Section 3a: 25 minutes* (5 minutes)

Section 3b: 15 minutes (5 minutes)

40 minutes

(50 minutes)

Subpart 4

Section 4a: 1 minute each*+

Section 4b: 15 minutes* (5 minutes)

Section 4c: 25 minutes (5 minutes)

42 minutes

(52 minutes)

Subpart

Math

Total Time
Subpart 1

Section 1a: 30 minutes (6 minutes)

Section 1b: 10 minutes* (5 minutes)

40 minutes

(51 minutes)

Subpart 2

Section 2a: 35 minutes (7 minutes)

Section 2b: 7 minutes* (5 minutes)

42 minutes

(54 minutes)

*This portion of each subpart must NOT be read aloud to students. Students must work independently to maintain the structure, accurate measurement, and validity of the test.

+The fluency portion of the Grade 2 test can NOT have additional optional time added to the two, one-minute portions of Subpart 4a.

According to Public Chapter 978 passed by the Tennessee 112th General Assembly, if requested by a parent or student, a test administrator (TA) may allow a student an additional optional time period (calculated above), to ensure students are able to finish the assessments completely. The required times posted above represent testing time appropriate for 95% of students. TAs may add the optional additional time, up to the amount listed in parenthesis, as requested while adhering to all test security measures and test procedures. Additional optional requested time allowed by PC978 does not supersede a Local Education Agency (LEA) or public charter school's obligation 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 extra time accommodations outlined in a student’s individual educational plan (IEP), individual learning plan (ILP), and/or Section 504 plan.

2022-23 TCAP Achievement Testing Times
  English Language Arts Math Science Social Studies
Grade 3

Subpart 1: 80 min. 

Section 1a: 15min. *(5 min.)

Section 1b: 25 min. (5 min.)

Section 1c: 15 min.* (5 min.)

Section 1d: 25 min. (5 min.)

Subpart 1: 45 min. (9 min.) Subpart 1: 50 min. (10 min.) N/A
Subpart 2: 30 min. (6 min.) Subpart 2: 30 min. 6 min.)  
Subpart 3: 40 min. (8 min.) Subpart 3: 40 min. (8 min.)  
Subpart 4: 30 min. (6 min.)    
Total: 180 min. (217 min.) Total: 115 min. (138 min.) Total: 50 min. (60 min.)
 
Grade 4 Subpart 1: 80 min. (16 min.) Subpart 1: 45 min. (9 min.) Subpart 1: 50 min. (10 min.) N/A
Subpart 2: 30 min. (6 min.) Subpart 2: 30 min. (6 min.)  
Subpart 3: 40 min. (8 min.) Subpart 3: 40 min. (8 min.)  
Subpart 4: 30 min.( 6 min.)    
Total: 180 min. (217 min.) Total: 115 min. (138 min.) Total: 50 min. (60 min.)
 
Grade 5 Subpart 1: 80 min. (16 min.) Subpart 1: 45 min. (9 min.) Subpart 1: 45 min. (9 min.) N/A
Subpart 2: 40 min. (8 min.) Subpart 2: 30 min. (6 min.) Subpart 2: 45 min. (9 min.)
Subpart 3: 40 min. (8 min.) Subpart 3: 40 min. (8 min.)  
Subpart 4: 40 min. (8 min.)    
Total: 200 min. (240 min.) Total: 115 min. (138 min.) Total: 90 min. (108 min.)
 
Grade 6 Subpart 1: 85 min. (17 min.) Subpart 1: 40 min. (8 min.) Subpart 1: 45 min. (9 min.) Subpart 1: 50 min (10 min.)
Subpart 2: 50 min. (10 min.) Subpart 2: 35 min. (7 min.) Subpart 2: 45 min. (9 min.) Subpart 2: 50 min (10 min.)
Subpart 3: 50 min. (10 min.) Subpart 3: 50 min. (10 min.)    
Subpart 4: 45 min. (9 min.)      
Total: 230 min. (276 min.) Total: 125 min. (150 min.) Total: 90 min. (108 min.) Total: 100 min. (120 min.)
 
Grade 7 Subpart 1: 85 min. (17 min.) Subpart 1: 40 min. (8 min.) Subpart 1: 45 min. (9 min.) Subpart 1: 50 min. (10 min.)
Subpart 2: 50 min. (10 min.) Subpart 2: 35 min. (7 min.) Subpart 2: 45 min. (9 min.) Subpart 1: 50 min. (10 min.)
Subpart 3: 50 min. (10 min.) Subpart 3: 50 min. (10 min.)    
Subpart 4: 45 min. (9 min.)      
Total: 230 min. (276 min.) Total: 125 min. (150 min.) Total: 90 min. (108 min.) Total: 100 min. (120 min.)
 
Grade 8 Subpart 1: 85 min. (17 min.) Subpart 1: 40 min. (8 min.) Subpart 1: 45 min. (9 min.) Subpart 1: 50 min. (10 min.)
Subpart 2: 50 min. (10 min.) Subpart 2: 35 min. (7 min.) Subpart 2: 45 min. (9 min.) Subpart 2: 50 min. (10 min.)
Subpart 3: 50 min. (10 min.) Subpart 3: 50 min. (10 min.)    
Subpart 4: 45 min. (9 min.)      
Total: 230 min. (276 min.) Total: 125 min. (150 min.) Total: 90 min. (108 min.) Total: 100 min. (120 min.)

According to Public Chapter 978 passed by the Tennessee 112th General Assembly, if requested by a parent or student, a test administrator (TA) may allow a student an additional optional time period (calculated above), to ensure students are able to finish the assessments completely. The required times posted above represent testing time appropriate for 95% of students. TAs may add the optional additional time, up to the amount listed in parenthesis, as requested while adhering to all test security measures and test procedures. Additional optional requested time allowed by PC978 does not supersede a Local Education Agency (LEA) or public charter school's obligation 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 extra time accommodations outlined in a student’s individual educational plan (IEP), individual learning plan (ILP), and/or Section 504 plan.