The Tennessee Department of Education recently released its 2012 Report Card which provides information about student test scores, graduation rates and demographics. Unicoi County Director of Schools Denise Brown said she is very pleased with the systems results in the 2012 Report Card.
Results for grades 3-8, which are based on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP), remained steady or improved from the previous year
For 2012 in math we had a B, which we brought up from a C in 2011. In reading and language arts we had a B which we maintained from the previous year, Brown said. In social studies we had an A which we maintained from the previous year. In science we had a B.
I was very proud that we maintained those grades are were able to improve in math.
Several factors account for the improved math score on the 2012 report card, according to Brown.
Weve done quite a few things. We have really looked at our data and weve done a lot of things with our teachers as far as student data binders. They know down to the individual student whether they are basic, below basic, proficient or advanced, Brown said.
After using the data to identify students who need extra work in one or more subjects, teachers and administrators then begin providing extra instruction to the students.
For the remainder of this article please see the Jan 8 2013 edition of The Erwin Record.
By Keeli Parkey