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Clarksville Montgomery County School System Scores 3 A’s, 1 B in Achievement on State Report Card

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education today released its system by system report card and Clarksville-Montgomery County has scored an all-time high in both achievement and growth since the transition to the Tennessee Diploma Project standards.

CMCSS earned three A’s and one B in Achievement and three B’s and one A in  student growth.

CMCSS Director of Schools B.J. Worthington

CMCSS Director of Schools B.J. Worthington

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Tennessee Department of Education says 2013 TCAP Results Show Sustained Growth among Tennessee Students

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education announced that students across the state performed better on the 2013 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) than the previous year, marking three consecutive years of continued improvement.

For the first time since the state implemented more rigorous standards in 2009, more than half of students in grades 3-8 are on grade level in every TCAP Achievement subject, reaching higher levels of proficiency in 2013 on 22 of 24 tested subjects than in 2012.

2013 TCAP Results

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Tennessee Students continue to Improve

 

Statewide assessments show achievement gains for second year in a row

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and State Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman today announced that statewide student performance on the 2012 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) improved for the second year in a row, as the state continues to push toward academic achievement through its First to the Top education reforms.

Students reached higher levels of proficiency in 23 of 24 TCAP achievement tests in grades three through eight.  Achievement also increased on most high school “End of Course” exams.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Department of Education Releases 2009 Report Card

 

TDOENashville – The Tennessee Department of Education today released the annual comprehensive report card on pre-K – 12 education, including state, district and school-level information on achievement, demographics, and discipline. This year’s report card demonstrates fundamental changes to the calculations of Value Added and Achievement scores. The method of calculating scores and the scale used to determine letter grades have been revised to allow for a transition to the new standards and assessments required by the Tennessee Diploma Project.

“Because we have been on an aggressive path of improvement with the Tennessee Diploma Project, it was necessary to utilize this transition year to change our calculation methods and more accurately demonstrate student progress in an effort to pursue higher standards,” Education Commissioner Timothy Webb said. «Read the rest of this article»

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TDOE Announces Fundamental Changes to ‘09 Report Card

 

Scores considered to be an “A” or proficient in years past may now be Bs or Cs.

TDOENashvilleThe Tennessee Department of Education yesterday announced fundamental changes to the calculations of Value Added and Achievement scores for the 2009 Report Card. The method of calculating scores and the scale used to determine letter grades has been revised to allow for a transition to the new standards and assessments required by the Tennessee Diploma Project.  Comparison of the 2009 Report Card data with previous years’ scores will not be possible or valid.

“Our students have made great progress over the last five years,” Education Commissioner Timothy Webb said. “Our teachers have truly made the difference. These changes to our calculations reflect no loss of learning but rather the pursuit of higher standards as we demand the highest level of success for our students.” «Read the rest of this article»

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