Tennessee Releases Schools Report Card; Read it Online Now

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- Not only is your child getting a report card from their school, their school is also getting a report card from the state.

And you can read it online, today.

The Tennessee Department of Education released its redesigned state report card on schools today aiming to make it easier for educators, parents and the public to understand important information about Tennessee’s public schools.

The report takes a closer look at academic achievement, demographics, discipline, attendence and graduation rates.

The 2007 report card is based on performance and statistics from the 2006-07 school year.

“One of Tennessee’s greatest assets is the data we have on education,” Education Commissioner Lana Seivers said. “Educators at all levels use the information on this report card to improve teaching in the classroom and raise achievement for students.”

Some highlights of this year's report:

- Tennessee students statewide met more federal standards used to measure academic achievement than in 2006

- The state met achievement goals for every elementary level standard under No Child Left Behind

- The statewide dropout rate declined from 9.8 to 8.5 percent

- The percentage of students testing proficient or advanced increased or stayed the same in 33 of 36 possible categories

You can check out how you child's school is performing by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

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