The 2013 state Report Card — posted Wednesday on the Tennessee Department of Education website— offers increased functionality for users to view detailed breakdowns of last year's continued statewide student achievement growth.
The new design of the 2013 Report Card offers users the ability to create personalized comparisons between state, school, and districts on the following measures: achievement, ACT scores, graduation rate, student enrollment and ethnicity, and value-added composite scores. As an example, parents and community members can now compare individual schools or districts to see how well they are preparing students for college and careers, or to see which has a higher percentage of students on grade level in a specific subject area.
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The 2013 Report Card also features a new profile page for each school, which shows student demographics, value-added composite scores, and student achievement in one central location.
"We think it's important for parents and students, as well as school and district leaders, to know how well their schools are doing each year," said Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman. "The new functionality of the 2013 Report Card allows parents and the community to organize and compare specific information about students at the state, district and school level."
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The 2013 Report Card also features a new College and Career Readiness tab. This tab includes data on graduation rates, ACT scores, college readiness benchmarks, and the percentage of students who are eligible to receive the HOPE Scholarship.
As the state strives to advance outcomes for all Tennessee students, these results allow educators to identify areas that need the most improvement. Through its regional offices, the department provides resources, support, and expert analysis to help districts and schools with data-driven interventions.