Lebanon schools achieve level 5 growth for fifth straight year

Staff Reports • Sep 21, 2017 at 4:12 PM

Lebanon Special School District officials recently announced its Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System results for the previous school year, and for the fifth straight year, the district earned the highest possible level of growth.

The district earned an overall composite score of 5. The district also earned a level 5 in system-wide numeracy, numeracy and literacy and science composite score, while it earned a level 4 in system-wide literacy.

The Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System measures student growth from year to year. In calculating a TVAAS score, a student’s performance is compared relative to the performance of his or her peers who have performed similarly on past assessments.

A level 5 represents the highest level of growth and is considered “significant evidence of exceeding the growth standard.”

“We are so proud of our students, teachers and administrators. They display hard work, dedication and passion for helping students learn on a daily basis. Our folks never give up on kids and will search continually until they find a method that proves effective for each student to be successful,” said Lebanon Director of Schools Scott Benson.

“For the 2016-2017 school year, TVAAS results remained stable and consistent through the transition to TN Ready. Additionally, 55 school districts, more than a third of Tennessee’s districts, earned overall TVAAS composites of level 5,” said Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen. “Notably, this includes districts with a wide range of academic achievement and student demographics. And, in 2016-2017, fewer districts earned level 1 and level 2 scores showing that more districts have students who are growing at or above the expected amount. These results point to the ability for all students to grow.”

Recommended for You

    Lebanon Democrat Videos