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Tennessee Department of Education reports that over 50 percent of Public High School Seniors raise score on ACT Senior Retake

 

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Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Interim Commissioner Dr. Lyle Ailshie announced today that 76.1 percent of the state’s public high school class of 2019—53,478 students—participated in the department’s third ACT Senior Retake opportunity in October 2018, the state’s highest participation rate on record.

Of those seniors who retook the ACT in 2018, more than 50 percent increased their composite score from their junior year score, a 10.2 percent point increase from 2017.

Highest participation rate on record, 3,800 new students now eligible for $61.2 million in scholarships.

Highest participation rate on record, 3,800 new students now eligible for $61.2 million in scholarships.

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2018 TNReady Scores Show Mixed Results, Encouraging Areas of Progress

 

Tennessee Department of Education

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen announced the 2018 TNReady student assessment results, sharing that while results vary statewide, there are encouraging trends – including strong growth in English language arts for elementary grades and improvement in high school math.

Students in historically disadvantaged student groups also showed notable progress. Gaps between student groups narrowed in multiple areas, and students in Priority schools – including the Achievement School District – grew faster than their non-Priority school peers nearly across the board.

Tennessee Students improved most in early grades reading, narrowed achievement gaps; show need for deeper, more sustained work to support improvement.

Tennessee Students improved most in early grades reading, narrowed achievement gaps; show need for deeper, more sustained work to support improvement.

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Austin Peay State University’s first Saudi master’s student hopes to spread what she’s learned in home country

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Hanan Alghamdi’s face brightened with a smile when she learned she was Austin Peay State University’s first-ever master’s degree recipient from Saudi Arabia.

“I feel proud of what I am,” said the Master of Arts in Teaching recipient.

“I started from zero and now I see myself as …” she said before breaking off, adding later as her smile returned, “I did it. I did it.”

Hanan Alghamdi

Hanan Alghamdi

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Tennessee Department of Education approves New Steps to Reduce Testing

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the approval of recommendations that will reduce student testing in 2018-19.

The recommendations are the first to be released by the state’s third Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment – which includes educators, parents, and education leaders from across the state – and they resulted from months of analysis and discussion, as well as additional surveys of high school teachers and parents. 

For the first time, Tennessee Department of Education eliminates two TNReady exams.

For the first time, Tennessee Department of Education eliminates two TNReady exams.

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Clarksville Police Department searching for missing woman

 

UPDATE: Clarksville Police Report That Missing Woman Has Been Found.

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Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is searching for a missing woman who has Alzheimers.

Carmen n Fernandez-Rios 69, was last seen at around 10:30pm last night and was discovered missing from her residence at 1573 Buchanan Drive at around 8:30am this morning. 

She recently arrived here from Puerto Rico and speaks very little English.  A recent strok has given her limited mobility in her left arm.

Carmen N Fernandez-Rios

Carmen N Fernandez-Rios

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Tennessee Board of Education Seeks Public Feedback on Newly Implemented English Language Arts Standards

 

Tennessee State Board of EducationNashville, TN – On Friday, December 1st, 2017, the Tennessee Board of Education launched an English Language Arts (ELA) standards implementation feedback survey at www.tn.gov/sbe/topic/standards-review to gather public comments on Tennessee’s recently implemented K-12 ELA standards.

All Tennesseans are invited to review the standards, and the survey will remain open through January 31st, 2018.

Feedback on recently implemented English Language Arts (ELA) standards sought from educators, parents and community members.

Feedback on recently implemented English Language Arts (ELA) standards sought from educators, parents and community members.

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Clarksville Police Fatal Accident Crash Team provide educational opportunity to West Creek High School Students

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, Clarksville Police Officers from CPD’s Fatal Accident Crash Team in conjunction with West Creek High School teachers, provided a different type of educational opportunity to some West Creek High students.

Students were challenged to utilize skills taught to them in a classroom environment in a real world situation.

West Creek High School Students Use Classroom Skills in a Real World Environment. (Jim Knoll, CPD)

West Creek High School Students Use Classroom Skills in a Real World Environment. (Jim Knoll, CPD)

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Tennessee Public School Students Set New Record with ACT Average Score of 20.1

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced that Tennessee public school students have crossed a new threshold, earning an average composite score of 20.1 on the ACT.

Tennessee public high school students improved from the 2016 average of 19.9, with more than 3,500 additional students taking the exam this year.

Tennessee School Students earned an average score of 20.1 on the ACT.

Tennessee School Students earned an average score of 20.1 on the ACT.

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Tennessee High School Students Scores Improve Across All Subjects In Second Year Of New Assessment

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced that Tennessee high school students improved across all subject areas – English, math, science, and U.S. history – on the 2016-17 TNReady end-of-course exams.

Thousands of additional students are meeting course expectations compared to last year, and the state reduced the percentage of students scoring at the lowest achievement level across all subject areas.

In 2015- 16, high school students set a new baseline in the first year of TNReady.

In 2015- 16, high school students set a new baseline in the first year of TNReady.

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Nearly 70,000 Tennessee Public School Students Eligible for Second Statewide ACT Retake Day

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that the state is expanding its ACT Senior Retake Day to all Tennessee public high school students in the class of 2018, totaling nearly 70,000 students.

In addition, the department is making it easier for public school seniors to retake the ACT this fall by offering this second opportunity during the school day in students’ own schools.

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

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