NASHVILLE (WDEF) – The Tennessee Education Department has released results from last spring’s TNReady test results for schools and school districts.
The Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) simply measures student growth year over year, compared to previous classes.
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen says “While we know we still have room to improve, we also want to celebrate the hundreds of schools in Tennessee that showed progress this past year.”
— 88 school districts met student growth expectations.
— 11 districts scored the top level growth in all subjects, including Sequatchie County in our area. They got top scores in all five categories, including literacy, math and science.
Here are how our local systems ranked, on a scale of 5-1, for student growth:
5 Sequatchie County
5 Cleveland City
5 Athens City
5 Rhea County
5 Dayton City
4 Bradley County
3 Bledsoe County
3 Hamilton County (see separate story)
2 Grundy County
2 Meigs County
2 Polk County
1 McMinn County
1 Etowah City
1 Marion County
1 Richard City
Congratulations to our Rhea County School district who was named today as a level 5 school district. Congratulations also to our 3 level 5 schools: Rhea County High School, Spring City Middle School, and Graysville Elementary School. We are beaming with pride.
— Jerry Levengood (@JerryLevengood) August 16, 2018
Commissioner McQueen said “Students and teachers are making encouraging strides on both TNReady and in their overall growth, and today’s results point to bright spots across the state where students saw across-the-board success this past year on the state assessment (the 5 rankings). We want to learn from those places as we also continue to improve.”
If you want to wade through a complicated breakdown of each school, click here.
But the department will post an easier to understand version of your school’s performance in the fall.
Congratulations @AthensCitySch for earning a district TVAAS Level 5 & @ACM_School for a school TVAAS Level 5! Thanks to all students, faculty, staff, administrators & families for great work, perseverance & dedication! #ExcellenceIs pic.twitter.com/eTQ3TirUVJ
— Melanie Miller (@DrMelanieMiller) August 16, 2018