SCORE: Tennessee State of the Schools 2011-12
A comprehensive report by state and district
Tennessee submits NCLB waiver application (Details).
State 2011=2012 AYP Results
uly 29, 2011 State of Tennessee 2011 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results for school systems across the state (Read More)
2011 State Report Card Data
The Tennessee Department of Education has released the 2011 data on the State Report Card results on pre-K-12 education. The Tennessee State Report Card includes state, district, and school-level information on achievement, demographics, and discipline. The Tennessee Education Improvement Act of 1992 established accountability standards for all public schools in the state and required the Department of Education to produce a Report Card for the public to assess each year. (Read More)
July 8, 2011 - The state released TCAP scores today. Details and documents
“TELL TenNessee” SURVEY RESULTS SET STANDARD AND STRATEGY
SCORE annual State of Education in Tennessee Report
Frist: Tennessee progress has been made - important work stil remains
The State Collaborative onReforming Education (SCORE) released its annual State of Education in Tennessee report March 24, 2011. SCORE Chairman and former U. S. Senator Majority Leader Bill Frist presented the report during SCORE's quarterly steering Committee meeting of major education stakeholders from across Tennessee.
2010 AYP, Report Card data
January 7, 2011
Knox County Schools
Releated Links and Documents
AYP Report by school for Knox County
Tennessee First to the Top
Two page summary
Advisory Council Appointments
Knox County Schools Scope of Work
Tennessee SDE links
U. S. Government Race to the Top
Press Conference on New Standards
Tennessee Evaluation Advisory Committee
State Collaboration of Remforming Education
Tennessee Diploma Project
Help for Parents
Tennessee State Curriculum Standards
U.S. Department of Education
NAEP: National Assessment of Educational Progress
The Nation's Report Card
The Nation’s Report CardTM informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time.
United Way Resources
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The Tennessee Department of Education today released the 2010 data on Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and the State Report Card results on pre-K-12 education.
AYP measures how well school districts performed in meeting academic benchmarks under the federal “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) law, while the State Report Card includes state, district, and school-level information on achievement, demographics, and discipline.
The Knox County Schools (KCS) garnered “B” grades in achievement for Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The State of Tennessee posted C, C, C, and B, respectively. Additional highlights of the data show:
· A 5.2 percent increase in the district’s four year high school graduation rate to 86.6 percent (2009 graduation rate was 81.4 percent). A small part of this increase is due to a one-time methodological change, but the district’s graduation rate would still have seen a 3.4% increase without the adjustment. .
· Several Knox County schools have moved to “good standing” under Tennessee’s accountability criteria. These schools include East Knox County, Mooreland Heights, South Knoxville, and Spring Hill Elementary Schools, as well as Bearden, Karns and Powell Middle Schools, and Karns and West High Schools. Overall, the Knox County Schools has six more schools in good standing in 2009-10 than in the previous year.
· A number of schools have demonstrated significant improvement under Tennessee’s accountability criteria, including Austin-East Magnet High School, Beaumont, Belle Morris and Christenberry Elementary Schools, and Halls High School.
The KCS received “Cs” in value-added for reading, math, and science. The district posted a “B” in social studies. The State of Tennessee posted D, D, D, and C, respectively. Value-added data measures student growth within a grade and subject, which demonstrates the influence the school has on the students’ performance.
The data also point to some areas for improvement. Middle school mathematics, and district-wide academic performance in certain NCLB “sub-groups” such as students with disabilities and limited English proficient students are areas that will require additional focus.
“We are pleased to have this information publicly available so that our parents, teachers and community can see how we are measuring up to the new rigorous academic standards that Tennessee has courageously adopted,” said Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools. “The data show some real strengths, and some definite areas for improvement. While we have made reasonable academic progress thus far given the new, higher standards, we fully understand there is still much work to be done to ensure that every child is learning at a high level. This data will serve as an important diagnostic tool as we continue to focus on achieving our ambitious goal of Excellence for All Children.”
UT, Partners Receive $2.8 Million Grant for Teacher Residency Program
UT, Partners Receive $2.8 Million Grant for Teacher Residency Program
On Tuesday, Sept. 21 the Knox County Schools released the results of the state assessments that children took last spring (TCAP or End of Course). Last year was the first year that students were subject to Tennessee’s new and more rigorous academic standards. Because the State of Tennessee has significantly raised the ac ademic bar, scores on the state tests are likely to be lower than what parents may be used to seeing. Many students who are accustomed to scoring in the proficient and advanced ranges may now see scores that are identified as “basic” or even “below basic.”
Higher Standards "Expect More Achieve More" press conference at Holston Middle
Gov. Phil Bredesen, Senator Bill Frist, Commissioner of Education Tim Web, and local officials held a press conference in August to kick off the "Expect More Achieve More" public relations campaign at Holston Middle School. You will find links to several additonal resources on the press release page as well as information about "Expect More Achieve More". (Details)
Knox County School parents to receive individual student performance reports
Higher standards mean higher expectations
Release No. 10-058 September 16, 2010
Parents with children in the Knox County Schools will be receiving their child’s Individual Student Performance reports on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. Individual Student Performance reports provide a comprehensive review of how students performed on the state’s Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) tests taken in Spring 2010. Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will host a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Karns Middle School to discuss the results. (Read Full Story)
McIntrye, Woodson appointed to First to the Top Advisory Council
Governor Phil Bredesen made 14 appointments to the Tennessee First to the Top Advisory Council, a broad-based group of Tennesseans and national experts who will provide strategic guidance, direction, and thought leadership to state policymakers overseeing Tennessee’s Race to the Top grant from the U.S. Department of Education.