Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment, comprised of 18 educators and education leaders from across the state, concluded six months of discussions and research as they released more than a dozen recommendations to address concerns about “too much testing” and to ensure the meaningful use of assessments across the state.
Austin Peay State University Dual Enrollment Class gives high school students glimpse of Medical School
Clarksville, TN – In the spring of 2016, some of the area’s brightest high school students—including public school, private school and home-schooled students—will have an opportunity to take a rigorous dual enrollment class at Austin Peay State University to see if they have what it takes to survive in the medical profession.
The class, Human Anatomy & Physiology, will be offered from January 19th – April 27th through APSU’s Center for Extended and Distance Education, with Clarksville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Cooper Beazley leading the class.
Hears Restructured Remediation Success Story
Cookeville, TN – Tennessee Board of Regents colleges are improving success rates for students who come to campus requiring remedial support.
Members of the Tennessee Board of Regents received the news during a report on academic initiatives at the Board’s quarterly meeting on the campus of Tennessee Tech University today.
A pilot program involving almost 1,000 students that began at nine community colleges last year helped the colleges improve students’ successful pass rate of the required freshman math course from about 10 percent to 62 percent overall, and in freshman writing from 30 percent to 74 percent. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – There’s a lot of buzz these days about Tennessee Promise and going to college for free. Tennessee Promise is a good option as a last dollar scholarship for high school students in Tennessee covering tuition and mandatory fees at Tennessee community colleges and colleges of applied technology.
Another option for high school students interested in taking advantage of Tennessee Promise would be to use the scholarship at a four-year University such as Austin Peay.
Tennessee made historic academic progress during governor’s first term in office
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced that Kevin Huffman, commissioner of the Department of Education, will be departing the administration to move into the private sector.
“Improving education in Tennessee has been a top priority for our administration, and having someone of Kevin’s caliber to lead the charge during this time of significant progress has made a difference,” Haslam said. “I am very grateful for his commitment to our students, educators and parents, and I wish him well as he continues his commitment to education.”
Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s composite ACT score showed its largest gain in more than a decade, and increased more than it has since the state began testing all students in 2010, according to scores released today by ACT. Officials with ACT called the 0.3 gain “noteworthy.”
“Tennessee’s average ACT composite score growth of 0.3 is statistically significant and indicative of real academic progress,” said Jon Erickson, ACT president of education and career solutions. “A gain of this size is unusual and impressive – particularly for a state that administers the test to all students.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Becoming a licensed pilot just became easier for would-be flyers in the Clarksville and Fort Campbell area.
The Professional Aeronautics Academy now offers a complete professional pilot licensing program and individual flight lessons at Clarksville Regional Airport.
Nashville, TN – The 2013 state Report Card posted on the Tennessee Department of Education website offers increased functionality for users to view detailed breakdowns of last year’s continued statewide student achievement growth.
The new design of the 2013 Report Card offers users the ability to create personalized comparisons between state, school, and districts on the following measures: achievement, ACT scores, graduation rate, student enrollment and ethnicity, and value-added composite scores. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) announced the 12 finalists for the third annual SCORE Prize, with local school Norman Smith Elementary among the group.
The prize recognizes the Tennessee elementary, middle, and high schools and school district that have most dramatically improved student achievement. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The world’s largest educational accrediting organization has announced that Clarksville Christian School (CCS) has been granted formal accreditation by its governing body.
AdvancED (formerly SACS—Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) recently notified CCS of its decision. This most recent accreditation now makes CCS a dually accredited school, having also received accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) last July.
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