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On Wednesday, the Tennessee Department of Education released the annual state Report Card and local school systems made significant gains.
In Anderson County, assessment scores in elementary and middle schools scored As in math and social studies and Bs in reading and science. A year ago, the system received Bs in math and social studies, a C in reading, and a B in science.
In the value-added category, the system received As in math, science, and social studies. Last year, the system received Cs in reading and science, a B in social studies, and an A in math.
In grades 9-12, students exceeded expectations on End of Course exams in Algebras I and II, Biology I, and U.S. History, and scored above expectations on their composite ACT scores as well as in math and science. There was no significant difference between expectations and value-added achievement, and in no category did students fail to meet expectations.
Anderson County graduated 91.3 percent of its students last year.
The Clinton city schools received straight As, the same as last year and in Oak Ridge, elementary schoolers earned straight As on their achievement scores.
In the value-added category, Oak Ridge students earned As in math and social studies—the same as a year ago—and improved from Cs to Bs in reading and science.
Oak Ridge high school students were above expectations in both End of Course achievement and value-added scores.
For a complete look at how the local systems performed, visit http://www.tn.gov/education/reportcard/2013.shtml.
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