Students Test Scores May Dip This Year Under New, Higher Standards
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Governor Phil Bredesen, Education Commissioner Tim Webb and First to the Top Coalition partners today held an event to raise awareness about the effects Tennessee’s new and higher academic standards may have on student test scores. The Chattanooga event was hosted by Vicky Gregg, President and CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, which is a member of the First to the Top Coalition.
This year’s TCAP scores, resulting from tests administered statewide in April 2010, will be the first to reflect Tennessee’s new, higher standards. Because the bar has been raised with more rigorous coursework, this year’s scores — compared with those from previous years — are expected to show a drop-off in student proficiency in key subjects including reading and mathematics.
Sponsored by Nissan, Local County Imagination Libraries Celebrate 215,000 Children Receiving Free Books and More Than 10 Million Books Delivered
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen has officially proclaimed Imagination Library Week (sponsored by Nissan) in Tennessee September 19-25, 2010. During this week, local Imagination Library affiliates in all 95 counties are bringing awareness to the free book program and hoping to boost enrollment across the state.
NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s Jobs for Tennessee Graduates, a partnership between the Department’s of Education and Labor and Workforce Development, has earned national recognition for the fifth consecutive year, again being awarded the highest accolade – the Five of Five award – signifying JTG students exceeded the goals of the program and earned top marks for graduation and success rates.