Tuesday, thousands of Tennessee students, teachers and parents will receive some news they've waited weeks to hear. They'll learn the results of this year's TCAP tests.
For the first time, TCAP scores are factoring into students' year-end grades. The scores will make up 15 to 25 percent of the final grade for students in third through eighth grade.
Legislators wanted students to be just as accountable for those grades as their teachers whose evaluations depend on how well students do on the tests.