Metro Nashville Public Schools ranks among the top school districts in the country for academic recovery since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Stanford and Harvard.
More than 1,000 rising fourth grade students will require tutoring. And that doesn’t include many other students across different grade levels who may choose to seek extra help.
As Tennessee families prepare to send their kids back to school, some are bracing for their second first day of third grade. To better understand Tennessee’s high stakes test, it’s important to know the history.
More than 85% of the Tennessee third graders who challenged being held back under the state’s retention law have been given the approval to move on to the fourth grade.
Tennessee students improved across the board on standardized tests this school year. The state’s Department of Education released results Thursday, showing that students made gains in all grades and subjects on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program.
For some parents, the promise of free childcare is exciting. But for others — namely, the parents of third graders — the program feels like an imposition.
The fallout from Tennessee’s third grade standardized testing rules enters a new phase Tuesday, as families can begin appealing to the state to ask that students be advanced to fourth grade.
The news arrives as many third grade parents are outraged over a law that requires third graders who do not meet the state’s standards in language arts to attend a summer school — or risk being held back from fourth grade.
Some parents and educators are advocating for changes to a Tennessee law which could put the majority of third graders at risk of being held back.
Poor and minority students are improving faster in Nashville than they are statewide. Also, standardized test results released Wednesday show improvement in most subjects. The two problem spots are in Algebra I and English III, though district leaders say that’s partially explained by an increase in students opting for advanced courses.