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Higher Standards
Individual Profile Report
Dr. McIntyre News Sentinel Guest Column
Letter from Dr. McIntyre
Letter from Commissioner Webb
Tennessee Timeline for Higher Standards
Background to higher standards
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CONTENTS
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A recent U.S. Department of Education study showed Tennessee ranked 47th to 50th among states nationally for the rigor of its academic standards from 2005 to 2007. 
Contents:

Where Tennessee ranks:
  • Compared to other states
  • Compared to other countries
  • Higher Standards Timeline
  • What Higher Standards Mean
  • Why Higher Standards matter


National Assessment of Education Progress - an overview

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history.

Since NAEP assessments are administered uniformly using the same sets of test booklets across the nation, NAEP results serve as a common metric for all states and selected urban districts. The assessment stays essentially the same from year to year, with only carefully documented changes. This permits NAEP to provide a clear picture of student academic progress over time.



Guest Column in News Sentinel by Superintendent McIntyre
At this critical moment for Tennessee schools, we all need to steadfastly support our state's bold path of education reform. If we expect more of ourselves and our kids, then our students surely will achieve more. The result will be a brighter future for our community, for our state, and most importantly, for our children.
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This brochure explains the "Expect More Achieve More" campaign and would be an excellent resource to share with others.

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