Three city schools score at top level on state assessments

Published 5:08 pm Tuesday, August 30, 2022

 Elizabethton City Schools (ECS) is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) measurement results for the district and schools. TVAAS measures a student’s growth year over year while ultimately, comparing the students’ performance on the annual assessment to that of their peers who have performed similarly. Once this form of methodology has been calculated, each school in the district, as well as the district itself, is assigned a growth score that is reflective of their overall progress. Scores range from a Level 1 to a 5 with a Level 5 being defined as Above Expectations. Four out of five schools in the district obtained a Level 5. They are: East Side Elementary, West Side Elementary, Harold McCormick Elementary, and T.A. Dugger. Elizabethton High School earned a score of a Level 4 in School-wide Social Studies and is on track to increasing its overall growth score for the current school year. 

ECS, system-wide, earned a composite score of Level 4. Director of Schools, Richard VanHuss stated, “It is because of the hard work and dedication of everyone involved that we are demonstrating such positive academic progress. Our administrators, faculty, and staff work tirelessly to ensure that our students receive the best possible instruction and experiences within our schools. I would also like to thank our parents and students for their continued trust in our schools.” 

In the coming weeks, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) will release additional information regarding school and district performance. 

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