Smokey Barn News
Wednesday July 30, 2014
Robertson County – Tenn.
This week, school districts across the state released student assessment data for the 2013 – 2014 school year according to a press release from the Robertson County Schools. The Tennessee Department of Education TCAP assessments are tests that measure student progress based on core content and yearly growth in reading/language arts, math, science, and social studies.
The Robertson County School District is pleased to announce that for the 2013 – 2014 school year, our students achieved significant gains in Algebra I, Algebra 2, English 1, English 2, and Biology. Learning gaps narrowed in our English Language Learners subgroup for grades 3-8 language arts, as well as our Black/Hispanic/Native American high school students. This gap reduction was part of the district’s goals for the year.
Director of Schools, Mike Davis, stated that, “The assessment results from the state reflected less than desired progress at the 3-8 level in both math and language arts, and as a result, plans are already in place to address these needs through increasing the effectiveness of the already high-level of instruction occurring in our classrooms. However, we are very proud of the progress our high schools made on the End of Course tests, due to the hard work of our teachers and students.”
According to information on the TN Dept. of education website, the Robertson County School District still needs to improve but the district has made progress. This report is about that progress, specifically for our high school students as our teachers work to prepare them for college.
TCAP scores of individual schools have not yet been released, when they are, they will shine a light on the tremendous improvements the teachers and students have made. It has definitely been a joint effort according to Dr. Chris Causey, supervisor of accountability .
The district’s goal for the 2014 – 2015 school year is to grow all of our students in all areas of instruction. Our teachers received many hours of training this summer in preparation to fully implement the new Tennessee State Standards. These standards, coupled with superb instruction by our teachers, will prepare our students to be both college and career ready as we look forward to another successful school year.