Testing and Assessment FAQs

What tests are required as part of the program?

Students who are enrolled in Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA) are required to take the following tests as part of the program:

  • Lesson assessments
  • Unit assessments
  • Semester assessments
  • Literacy screening for early elementary students

How is student progress assessed?

The TNVA K–5 program is mastery based, which means students master concepts and lessons before moving on to the next lesson. Following state guidelines, students are expected to make at least a school-grade-year’s growth in a year’s time. Teachers will assess mastery and provide feedback to students and families.

In grade 6 and in TNVA’s junior high school program, student learning changes to a semester-based approach where students are required to earn a passing grade of 70 percent or above on their assignments and online lessons. Due dates are assigned to lessons to encourage consistent, steady progress for academic success.