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 reportâ€”a summary of our district-level second year TCAP and End of Course resultsâ€”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.
â€œWeâ€™re seeing early signs of whatâ€™s possible when you give neighborhood schools the resources and freedom to do whatever it takes for their kids,â€ said Chris Barbic, ASD superintendent. â€œOur teachers have worked incredibly hard and many of our students are rising to the challenge of high expectations. At the same time, weâ€™re not satisfied with these resultsâ€”we need to get better, faster, in order to reach our high bar of top 25% in five years.â€
Together with districts across the state, the ASD will release individual school scores and TVAAS ratings in mid-August (tentatively scheduled for August 18).
â€œWe look forward to sharing school achievement data in August when the state finalizes and releases this data,â€ said Barbic. â€œYear three is big in the ASD, and weâ€™re readyâ€”together with our school leadersâ€”to openly discuss our school-level learnings and how each school plans to get better this year.â€
Download the report here:
Achievement School District Year Two Results (724 KB)