Making the Grade

State Report Card graphic

Making the Grade

Tennessee revamps its State Report Card with user-friendly data on school performance. But what to do with it?

by jesse fox mayshark • december 5, 2018

The Knox County Schools data published Tuesday in Tennessee’s annual State Report Card provides more questions than answers, and that may be the way the state wants it.
Expected correlations between economic and academic disparities, with some surprises.
“The report card provides parents and community members with an additional snapshot of information to understand how their school is performing, see successes, and know where to ask questions and get engaged,” state Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen said in a press release accompanying the report card, her last as commissioner. (As Gov. Bill Haslam’s tenure draws to a close, she is leaving to become head of the National Instit...

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