Report: Moore 8th grade English students most improved in state

LOCAL NEWS — According to the state Education Department’s 2019 TNReady assessment results, that came out on Thursday, Moore County earned the title of the state’s most improved district in 8th grade English Language Arts (ELA) with a 12.9 percent score increase over 2018.

Overall, standardized assessments showed that more than half of Tennessee’s public school students showed improvement … specifically in mathematics.

“I’m impressed with the improvement we’ve seen in mathematics,” Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn said, while adding, “the dedication of our educators, commitment to implementing high-quality materials, and unwavering student focus is what sets Tennessee apart and will continue to be the catalyst for moving our state forward.”

Under the state accountability system, school districts, including Moore County Schools, must increase overall achievement levels from year-to-year. They must also show faster growth in achievement for lagging students in order to narrow the achievement gap.

In the most recent report, Moore County is listed as one of those districts who are, in fact advancing. Coffee County, Manchester, Tullahoma, Franklin County, and Lincoln County also made the Advancing Districts list.

” I am very proud of the progress we have made,” stated Director of Schools Chad Moorehead. “All of our staff and students have been working very hard.  Our middle school was under construction for half of the school year and still made gains on state testing, and our elementary school improved, as well.”

To view the entire TNReady report, click here. •