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Achievement Test Item Samplers/Practice Tests

The table below contains links to the item samplers & practice tests listed by subject and grade level for the Spring TCAP Achievement Test. 

Item Samplers

The item samplers provided below contain questions that are representative of the types of questions that will be on Spring TCAP Achievement Test.  Each test item in the item sampler is presented with the Reporting Category and Performance Indicator.  In a classroom learning session, these questions can be used to prepare students for the actual test. An answer key for the sample questions is provided at the end of each item sampler.

Practice Tests  

Practice tests are full-length containing the same number of test items per content area that would be found on the actual Achievement Test taken in the Spring.  The design and layout of the practice tests are very similar to the actual test to better familiarize students with the test format. Practice tests can be used in the classroom setting to simulate a real testing session.  An answer key for the practice questions is provided at the end of each practice test.

The table below contains links to the item samplers & practice tests listed by subject and grade level for the Spring TCAP Achievement Test. 

Item Samplers & Practice Tests
Set One download pdf file
Item Sampler Practice Test

Grade 3

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 3

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 4

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 4

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 5

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 5

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 6

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 6

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 7

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 7

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 8

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 8

Supplemental Sheet

 

Item Samplers & Practice Tests
Set Two download pdf file
Item Sampler Practice Test

Grade 3

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 3

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 4

Supplemental Sheet

*Grade 4

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 5

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 5

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 6

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 6

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 7

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 7

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 8

Supplemental Sheet

Grade 8

Supplemental Sheet

As another optional resource for teachers, our academic support network (CORE regional offices) collaborated to remove all questions aligned to dropped SPIs on the TCAP practice tests. Those versions of the practice test are available on the CORE home page under CORE Resources.

 

Estimated Performance Level Cut Scores for State Practice Tests

The performance level cut scores in the link below are estimates provided by our testing vendor based on historical performance level cut scores from previously administered assessments.  The overlap in the scores is intentional and meant to emphasize that these are simply ranges of scores meant to serve as general indicators for teachers related to the performance of their students in preparation for actual assessment administration.

Estimated Cut Scores for TCAP ACH/ELSA Practice Tests

Click here for ELSA Item Samplers and Practice Tests

Click here for MAAS Item Samplers and Practice Tests