For the first time since 2015, Metro Nashville Public Schools has achieved a ‘level 5’ value-added growth score from the Tennessee Value Added Assessment System (TVAAS), the highest possible rating for districts.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our schools, our students, and our staff who dug in and focused on academic improvement under challenging circumstances caused by an ongoing pandemic,” said Dr. Adrienne Battle, Director of Schools. “The amount of growth between 2021 and 2022 shows that students have bounced back quickly, and our challenge this year is to keep up the momentum and sustain academic improvements to come out of this pandemic stronger than when we entered it.”
Utilizing TCAP test results taken in the 2021-22 school year, the value-added data helps to show how far students have grown year-over-year on a scale of ‘1’ to ‘5.’ ‘Level 1’ means there is significant evidence the district’s students made less growth than expected, while ‘Level 5’ means there is significant evidence students made more growth than expected. Full results across grade-levels and subject areas are anticipated to be released on the TDOE’s TVAAS website.
According to the Tennessee Department of Education: “TVAAS is a statistical analysis of student assessment data, such as the TCAP end-of-grade and end-of-course tests. It provides districts and their schools with growth data to add to achievement data. This lens of measuring student learning provides educators with valuable information to ensure they are meeting the academic needs of cohorts of students as well as individual students.”