Wednesday, August 16, 2006

AYP report released

The Tennessee Department of Education has officially released the AYP information. From the DOE's press release.

Seventy-six Tennessee schools demonstrated marked improvement for two consecutive years and have come off the high priority schools list, according to the Tennessee’s 2006 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results.
Davidson County still has 32 schools on the high priority list and is considered a high prority system along with Cumberland, DeKalb, Fayette, Hamilton, Jackson-Madison, Maury and Robertson Counties. Memphis has 36 schools on the list.

High priority schools are listed here.

District 5, my own, had 7 on the list. It now has six. It looks like Bailey Middle which was in its second year on this list improved enough to be removed from the list. Kirkpatrick, which was on the list for restructuring was removed. New this year is Shwab Elementary. Still on the list and headed down are Dalewood Middle Schol, Glenn Elementary Enhanced Option, Jere Baxter Middle School, and Maplewood Comprehensive High School. Stratford Comprehensive High School has been moved from Restructuring 1 to School Improvement 1.

For the complete AYP status on all schools and districts, as well as supporting materials, visit

UPDATE: The BOE members (both old and new) will be briefed by Dr. Garcia and staff at 11:00 tomorrow morning at Kirkpatrick Elementary.

[UPDATE: Thanks to Anonymous for pointing out that the following was LAST YEAR'S press release not this year's as I write immediately below. Please forgive the error.]

Here's the MNPS Press Release of moments ago:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 2, 2005) – Metro Nashville Public Schools made positive gains in several 2005 Tennessee Value Added Assessment System rankings, which were released last night by the Tennessee Department of Education, and made better than the state average gains in all TCAP (Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program) criterion referenced test categories. The scores show the amount of progress students make in a given subject from one year to the next, over a three-year period.

Areas in which MNPS made progress include TCAP reading/language, math, science and social studies. MNPS also made gains over the state average in all four TCAP categories.

“We are pleased to have yet another measure of success in our schools,” said Metro Nashville Board of Public Education Chair Pam Garrett. “These TVAAS results are the best we’ve earned in recent years, proving MNPS is on the right track. While we are certainly proud of what is happening, we recognize our task will be even more challenging next year as we adjust to budget shortfalls. The Board and MNPS administration are intent on moving forward as we deal with compromised funding; we will keep working to maintain the tremendous academic progress we’re now achieving.” MNPS also made strides in Gateway English II, End of Course English I, End of Course US History, writing assessment, ACT math, ACT English, ACT reading, ACT science reasoning and ACT composite. For the full list of scores, visit
Note the money excuse. "Tremendous academic progress"--I don't think so.


Anonymous said...

your press release has a 2005 date on it. Is there not a more recent one?

Eric Holcombe said...

State now promotes homeschooling as the NCLB solution - straight from the horse's mouth:

What can I do, as a parent, to help my school improve?

Of course, the best thing that you can do is support your own children in their educational efforts.