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Kingsport school officials happy with performance on 2013 Tennessee Report Card

November 22nd, 2013 9:03 pm by Rick Wagner

Kingsport school officials happy with performance on 2013 Tennessee Report Card

KINGSPORT — City school officials are pleased overall with the school system’s status with the 2013 Tennessee Report Card.

However, they said improvements on value-added rankings are a goal for 2014, especially at the elementary level at some schools.

Once again, the system overall got straight A’s in achievement, while value-added growth scores  increased to three A’s and one B, improving from a 2012 score of B’s in science and social studies to a A’s this year.

In addition, Director of Performance Excellence Michael Hubbard said the ACT composite score increased this year to 22.2, which was the highest systemwide score in Northeast Tennessee, although for individual schools, Sullivan South finished tops in Northeast Tennessee on the ACT composite scores at 22.7. In all four Sullivan County system high schools, the composite ACT was 20.1.

In Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) scores, the system on a 1-5 scale got a 5 composite as well as a 5 on numeracy (math) and literacy combined as well as numeracy alone, but literacy was a 3.

And the city graduation rate was 90.4 percent.

For more on this story read Saturday's print edition of the Times-News or the expanded e-edition.

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