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ASD Grows Faster than State in Reading and Math, High Schools Make Double Digit Gains

District looks to get better faster on road to top 25%

Two years ago, the Tennessee Achievement School District committed to a mission of moving the bottom 5% of schools in the state to the top 25% in five years. And today, as we share with you the ASD Year Two Results report—a summary of our district-level second year TCAP and End of Course results—that mission remains clear. 

This was a big year for the ASD. Our students out-gained their peers across the state in reading and math, and ASD high schools averaged over 20 point gains. We have a clear sense of our bright spots, our challenges, and our path forward.

“We’re seeing early signs of what’s possible when you give neighborhood schools the resources and freedom to do whatever it takes for their kids,” said Chris Barbic, ASD superintendent.  “Our teachers have worked incredibly hard and many of our students are rising to the challenge of high expectations.  At the same time, we’re not satisfied with these results—we need to get better, faster, in order to reach our high bar of top 25% in five years.”

Together with districts across the state, the ASD will release individual school scores and TVAAS ratings in mid-August (tentatively scheduled for August 18).

“We look forward to sharing school achievement data in August when the state finalizes and releases this data,” said Barbic.  “Year three is big in the ASD, and we’re ready—together with our school leaders—to openly discuss our school-level learnings and how each school plans to get better this year.” 

Download the report here:
Achievement School District Year Two Results (724 KB)

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