By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR
Most Franklin Special Schools District elementary and middle school students meet or exceed the statewide standards for English and math according to TNReady test results.
Numbers released by the Department of Education Thursday showed that 51.4 percent of FSSD students in third through eighth grade scored on track or mastered in English while the state showed 33.8 percent.
In continued success, 61.6 percent of FSSD elementary and middle school students met or surpassed state expectations while 38 percent met or exceeded the same standards statewide.
FSSD excels in science where 77.9 percent of the students tested were considered on track or mastered compared to the state’s 58.5 percent.
“We continue to be incredibly proud of the work our educators and students are doing each day, and TNReady provides us with one key feedback loop that we all can use to provide every student in Tennessee with a high-quality education,” Education Commissioner Candice McQueen said.
“These results show us both where we can learn from schools that are excelling and where we have specific schools or student groups that need better support to help them achieve success – so they graduate from high school with the ability to choose their path in life. We are also particularly proud given what today’s results represent: providing families and educators with better information about students’ performance so they can help them improve.”
Overall, FSSD surpasses state averages but saw lower success rates than Williamson County Schools which stayed 11-16 percent higher in each subject.
TNReady results are based on the following categories:
Mastered = Advanced, above the high expectations for this grade in this subject
On Track/On Grade Level = Meeting the high expectations for this grade in this subject
Approaching = Close to reaching the high expectations for this grade in this subject
Below = Not yet approaching the high expectations for this grade in this subject