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Math Scores Up in Statewide ‘Report Card’ on TN Schools

Tennessee’s latest “report card” on student performance in schools, which showed a dramatic drop last year after a change in standards, indicates that students are posting gains — from 49 percent to 55 percent passing high school math, for example, and from34 percent to 41 percent passing the subject in grades 3-8.
From the Tennessean’s report on the report:
The state released Friday’s statewide report card with little fanfare compared with past years — just an email to media that the scores were live on the Department of Education’s website. Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman wasn’t available to offer his analysis.
That may be because the report card, set up under federal No Child Left Behind measurements, could be moot within weeks.
Tennessee filed a waiver request with the U.S. Department of Education asking to use its own school accountability plan that will have less-severe penalties and will judge schools based on learning gains instead of pass-or-fail.
Also, the state released major portions of the report card earlier this year, including a list of schools that didn’t make adequate yearly progress under No Child Left Behind. Nearly half of schools missed testing goals after a quarter missed them in 2010.