Each fall, the state of Tennessee releases a Report Card for each District and each school. The Report Card shows student achievement for the prior year in four core areas: Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. Each elementary and middle school and the District is given a letter grade (A-F) for academic achievement.
The Report Card also showcases Value Added (TVAAS) scores, which indicate academic progress from one year to the next. A “C” is considered average growth. High Schools are measured based on student achievement on Gateway Exams in Algebra, English and Biology as well as ACT scores. These are reported in terms of proficient and advanced as well as value added scores (TVAAS.)
The Report Card also reports a variety of other information including attendance rates, promotion rates, fiscal spending, student demographics, teacher qualifications and progress under No Child Left Behind.
Read an explanation of the new TN State Standards and how they impact instruction and what children are expected to know.