Johnson City Schools, seven schools earn Level 5 composite on TVAAS
For the third consecutive year, Johnson City Schools earned a Level 5 composite score on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS), according to data that was released by the Tennessee Department of Education. Additionally, seven schools earned Level 5 distinction. Those schools included Science Hill High School, Indian Trail Middle School, Liberty Bell Middle School, Cherokee Elementary, North Side Elementary, South Side Elementary, Woodland Elementary.
“This recognition of our district and schools by the Tennessee Department of Education validates the work of our students and teachers,” Johnson City Schools Superintendent Dr. Steve Barnett said. "One of our goals is the constant improvement of academic outcomes for Johnson City students. This acknowledgment certainly reflects our community's commitment and ongoing investment in our schools."
A level 5 TVAAS score is “most effective”, according to the Tennessee Department of Education. And it means there is “significant evidence that the district’s students made more growth than expected.”
Additionally, the Johnson City Virtual Academy, Mountain View Elementary and Towne Acres Elementary finished with a composite score of 4, which means there was “moderate evidence that the district’s students made more growth than expected.
TVAAS is a statistical analysis of student assessment data from the TCAP end-of-grade and end-of-course tests. TVAAS is used to measure the amount of academic progress a student makes from year to year. 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. The system is rated on a scale of 1-5 with level one indicating evidence students made significantly less growth than expected, while a level 5 indicates evidence that students made significantly more growth than expected.
For more information about Johnson City Schools, please visit www.jcschools.org.