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2018 State Report Card Release

Tuesday, December 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Professional Educators of Tennessee
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State Report Card Release Commentary  


The State Report Card is being released this morning. It has been designed by the Tennessee Department of Education for non-educators to read and understand. The focus is put on parents and community members. "This is version one and hopefully it will continue to evolve and become more user friendly," according to JC Bowman, Professional Educators of Tennessee.
This is the first time that the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) indicators are listed within this report card. "A school’s report card is much like a GPA. It’s more than a single score, so there are multiple things that go into that GPA" says Bowman. He added "The school report card is a snapshot of time; much like a school picture for a student, it is what you look like at that moment in time".
Bowman concludes: "The state report card may spark positive conversation in communities, which we feel like keeps public education at the forefront of policy discussions. If the results are less than positive it should also start a conversation about how [a school] can grow, change and improve. However, we must remember it was just a moment in time."



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