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MNPS Celebrates Great Work of Students, Staff

TNReady Scores Move District into Satisfactory Status; 37 Schools on Reward List

The Metro Nashville Public Schools district is in line with statewide 2018-19 performance measures, moving into Satisfactory status in the latest round of TNReady test scores.

MNPS saw a net increase of 15 schools to the Reward list, which now stands at 37.

“We are encouraged by the progress, and we celebrate the great work of our students, teachers, administrators and staff. Collectively, we are eager to keep making progress as a district,” said Dr. Adrienne Battle, MNPS Interim Director of Schools.

“Here is what I told our principals and staff over the summer: Know where you are, but don’t stay there."

“Students are at the center of everything the district does, and we will use the data to improve our practices and instruction,” Battle continued. “We will make progress by building on our strengths.”

In 2018, MNPS stood at a 1 on the state’s five-point scale. The latest test results move MNPS from the Needs Improvement category to a 3 – or Satisfactory.

The Tennessee Department of Education has shared preliminary TNReady testing results with the district, but MNPS staff will begin studying the results in-depth, now that the DOE has released complete data for the district’s analysts to review.

Meantime, here are some of the top MNPS takeaways from the preliminary data release:

  • MNPS is in Satisfactory status based upon the district’s overall 2018-19 accountability data
  • The district’s academic growth across all grades and subjects was equal to the statewide average, yielding an overall composite of 3 on the TVASS 1-5 scale
  •  MNPS students made academic growth exceeding the state for Literacy and Numeracy, resulting in TVAAS composite scores of 4 and 5, respectively
  • The percent of MNPS students scoring On Track or Mastered for English/Language Arts increased for grade spans 3-5 and 9-12 but declined for grades 6-8
  • District TNReady scores for Mathematics improved for each of the three grade spans (3-5, 6-8 and 9-12)
  • Small test score increases were seen in Social Studies for grades 6-8 and for U.S. History in grades 9-12
  • Chronic absenteeism and English language proficiency improved overall and for all disadvantaged subgroups
  • 37 MNPS schools achieved Reward School status based upon 2018-19 student data. This designation means there is an improvement in overall student academic achievement and growth for all student groups.  Eight schools that were on last year’s Reward list are not on the latest one.
  • Ninety-six schools have no status assigned – meaning they are moving along fine, just not at the very highest or lowest levels
  • The number of MNPS schools on Priority and/or Comprehensive Support status - 23 - remains unchanged.
  • This is a new category this year – Targeted Support and Improvement Schools. This category is for schools that had one or more groups of students who were in the bottom 5% in the state for one or more of the areas measured. This identification raises a flag to take a closer look at these groups and where we need to improve. It looks at their performance for just one year. MNPS has 13 schools in this category.
  • The number of Additional Targeted Support and Improvement Schools is nine.
  • MNPS expects to see details today on Targeted Support, Additional Targeted Support and Comprehensive Support. In the coming weeks, data analysts will work with principals to understand their school’s results.

Reward Schools for the 2018-2019 School Year

Andrew Jackson Elementary Cane Ridge Elementary (new) Crieve Hall Elementary Dan Mills Elementary Eakin Elementary Gateway Elementary (new) Glendale Elementary Gower Elementary Granberry Elementary (new) Harpeth Valley Elementary (new) Meigs Middle Hume-Fogg High Lakeview Elementary (new) Lockeland Elementary Middle College High (new) Martin Luther King, Jr. Napier Elementary (new) Nashville School of the Arts (new) Norman Binkley Elementary (new) Pennington Elementary (new) Percy Priest Elementary (new) Ruby Major Elementary (new) May Werthan Shayne Elementary (new) Shwab Elementary Stanford Elementary (new) Sylvan Park Elementary (new) Tusculum Elementary (new) Westmeade Elementary (new) Smith Springs Elementary (new) KIPP Academy Nashville Liberty Collegiate Academy (new) KIPP Nashville College Prep (new) Nashville Classical (new) Valor Flagship Academy Rocketship Nashville Northeast Elementary (new) Valor Voyager Academy KIPP Academy Nashville Elementary (new)