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Academic Achievement

The academic achievement indicator measures the percentage of students performing on grade level on state assessments as well as the improvement in this percentage from one year to the next. A student is considered on grade level if he or she scores on track or mastered on state exams, known as TNReady or TCAP. For 2021, the TCAP participation rates were used to determine whether letter grades were issued to schools. Additional reporting on participation rate can help in understanding which students are represented in the Academic Achievement and Student Growth pages (click here for more information on participation rate).

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TCAP Participation Rate Comparison

What does this mean?

The TCAP Participation Rate shows the percent of students recorded as attending each expected TCAP assessment administration.

Why is this important?

Participation rates help show how well a school or district did in measuring each student’s learning. The participation rates across student groups can help with interpreting the Achievement and Growth data from the 2020-2021 school year.

Success Rate

What does this mean?

The one year success rate represents the percentage of students that scored on track or mastered on annual state tests.

Why is this important?

This information tells us how many students are succeeding on state exams, and can paint a picture of how well schools and districts are preparing students for these exams.

Success Rate Over Time

What does this mean?

This figure demonstrates the success rate of this school or district over time. Utilizing data from prior years, we are able to show how well schools or districts have been preparing students for success throughout the last few years.

Why is this important?

This is important because it allows us to easily see trends in school and district performance. These figures provide a clear way to view whether or not schools or districts are improving in student success rate over a period of years.

Success Rate by Student Group

What does this mean?

This figure demonstrates the success rate of specific student groups being served at the school and district level.

Why is this important?

This figure shows us how well student groups are being served by schools or districts in preparing for state exams.

Student Achievement by subject

The following information shows us how students performed on ELA, mathematics, Social Studies, and Science assessments. These achievement rates are calculated by taking the total number of subject-specific tests on which students scored on track or mastered and dividing them by the total number of assessments.

ELA Achievement

What does this mean?

The ELA achievement rate represents the total number of ELA tests on which students scored on track or mastered divided by the total number of ELA assessments.

Why is this important?

This is important in order to examine how well students are mastering the subject of ELA in preparation for future assessments and grade-level requirements.

Math Achievement

What does this mean?

The mathematics achievement rate represents the total number of mathematics tests on which students scored on track or mastered divided by the total number of mathematics assessments.

Why is this important?

This is important in order to examine how well students are mastering the subject of mathematics in preparation for future assessments and grade-level requirements.

Social Studies Achievement

What does this mean?

The social studies achievement rate represents the number of social studies tests on which students scored on track or mastered divided by the tota number of social studies assessments.

Why is this important?

This is important in order to examine how well students are mastering the subject of social studies in preparation for future assessments and grade-level requirements.

Science Achievement

What does this mean?

The science achievement rate represents the number of science tests on which students scored on track or mastered divided by the total number of science assessments.

Why is this important?

This is important in order to examine how well students are mastering the subject of science in preparation for future assessments and grade-level requirements.