Tennessee education officials unveiled the 2013 edition of the state’s Report Card on a new website Wednesday afternoon.
The Report Card, which is at www.tn.gov/education/reportcard/, includes mostly previously released information about academic performance and other indicators for public schools statewide. It also includes links to past performance.
However, state education officials in a webinar with reporters Wednesday morning said the new site and report card have features suggested in focus groups, including parents, educators and other stakeholders.
Education officials said the site is designed to be more user friendly for parents and the public to compare and contrast data across the state among systems or across a single school district.
The new web page makes it easier to compare multiple school systems and/or schools to one another on test scores, including Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program tests, or TCAPs, in grades 3-8, the high school ACT, high school end-of-course tests and value-added testing called TVAAS, short for Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System.
The new design of the 2013 Report Card offers users the ability to create personalized comparisons among states, schools and districts on the following measures: achievement, ACT scores, graduation rate, student enrollment and ethnicity and value-added composite scores.
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