A delay in processing standardized test scores from the Tennessee Department of Education means many school districts will receive waivers.
Current law requires that the results of the tests, given to students in third through eighth grades, make up at least 15 percent of a student's second-semester grade.
Several school superintendents in the region said they found out just yesterday that TCAP scores were delayed. Some Southeast Tennessee systems send out final report cards Friday.
The waiver will allow school systems to calculate grades based solely on classroom work.
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