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The Tennessee Department of Education has released district academic achievement results for the 2013-14 school year. Released data includes aggregate grade 3-8 scores on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment PrograThe Blount County Schools has measurable reasons to celebrate the previous year, 2013-2014.

We met eight of our eleven Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO's). Both high schools met achievement targets and showed continued progress on growth (TVAAS). Our graduation rate was over 91% for the 2013-14 school year. Math in 3rd through 8th grades has continued to have a high level of consistency in growth. In addition, composite (4- subject) level growth for our elementary schools has maintained substantial progress for the third year in a row.m (TCAP) and End of Course (EOC) exams for school systems across the state.

“Our teachers continue to perform at a high level despite a blend of SPI’s and Common Core State Standards. Although we are in the midst of a major shift or transition in learning expectations, our teachers continue to strive for excellence and do what is right for all students. Even with very limited resources, our teachers continue to meet the needs of our students and provide access to a high quality educational experience. Our teachers have raised standards, improved instructional delivery, increased student academic growth gains and overall performance, all while managing major changes in education. Most of our teachers go well above and beyond the call of duty to provide care for our students and their families.  I have complete faith and confidence in our teachers and their performance in our classrooms.”

Rob Britt, Director of Schools