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December 2016 News


December 20th, 2016

Draft ESSA Plan Now Available for Feedback

Please note: This article was originally published on 12/20/2016. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

Message from Commissioner Candice McQueen:

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

As you know, we have been working over the past year to draft our state plan to transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and build on the work we’ve started in partnership with you through Tennessee Succeeds. I am happy to share this draft plan with you today. We believe this presents a strong vision for the work ahead, clarity on how ESSA will strengthen our schools in Tennessee, and concrete strategies for how we will achieve our shared goals.

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December 13th, 2016

CMCSS Scores Top Marks in Student Achievement Growth

Please note: This article was originally published on 12/13/2016. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

CMCSS SCORES TOP MARKS IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GROWTH

(Dec. 13, 2016) — The Tennessee Education Department today released its annual report card, which includes 2015-16 high school end of course exams and eighth grade algebra achievement and growth data.

CMCSS is one of only two systems of the 15 districts serving more than 10,000 students which scored perfect fives in the growth categories of literacy, numeracy, the combined literacy and numeracy, and composite. The CMCSS graduation rate remains above state and national levels at 94.8 percent.

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December 13th, 2016

Education Department Unveils Redesigned Report Card

Please note: This article was originally published on 12/13/2016. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced the launch of a new district and school report card, which has a redesigned layout to help educators and families better access and understand information about their schools. The new site also includes results from the 2015-16 TNReady End of Course exams, which are coupled with the release of redesigned student reports that are available today for high school families to learn how their child performed on TNReady.

The report card highlights a number of data points that capture the academic success of our districts and schools, and it also includes updated data from the 2015-16 year. One of those updated pieces is a new public school ACT composite average for the class of 2016: 19.9. This is higher than previously reported because the earlier number was limited to the last score a student received on the ACT, not necessarily their highest score, which is included in the new figure.

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December 7th, 2016

Announcement from Director of Schools Dr. B.J. Worthington

Please note: This article was originally published on 12/7/2016. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

Dr. Worthington has served as Director of Schools since August 2012. He has been with CMCSS for 31 years as a science teacher, school administrator and chief academic officer. He received the Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award from the National School Public Relations Association in 2013, the Mid Cumberland Superintendent of the Year, and was the Tennessee Department of Education Supervisor of the Year in 2011. He has received numerous awards in Tennessee for his leadership.

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