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T-n ready assessment results released today by the education commissioner indicate students across the state are performing better in almost all math subjects.
News 12's robyn estabrook joins us live in the studio with our top local story.
The tnready scores also show that more than half the schools in tennessee improved their growth scores from the previous year.
This comes after hamilton county released their results showing historic growth.
With the release of the statewide achievement results for tnready, there was more good news for hamilton county schools.
The district ranks first out of 142 districts in student growth index in third through fifth grade and second out of 146 districts in overall student growth.
This comes after the release of district growth data showing hamilton county schools at an overall level 5, in all five categories.
Tiffanie robinson/ school board member "i think it really gives the community confidence in our school system and where it is headed and the vision.
I absolutely believe that it will continue down that path.
Of course we've got to continue to get the resources and continue to get the great leadership that we have."
41 percent of all schools earned a level 4 or 5 tennessee value added assessment system rating which measures year-to-year growth.
School board members say these scores show whether or not you are moving forward.
Rhonda thurman "know it for what it is.
You are grading yourself against yourself.
You are not grading yourself against other schools.
You are just grading the progress in school.
How much progress your school is making."
Some want to see more data.
"i am looking forward to the achievement scores when they come out and the act scores and things like that that are actual achievement scores.
I like to see those things as well, but this is exciting at least we are heaing in the right direction."
Four districts in our area saw students in grades 3-8 improve math scores, including grundy, hamilton, mcminn and polk county.
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