Grading the District
State Report Card
The Tennessee Department of Education’s (TDOE) 2018 State Report Card, which provides a profile of each Tennessee school district, shows that Williamson County Schools continues to succeed academically.
District highlights from the report card’s six performance indicators include:
- Academic Achievement: 68.7% success rate
- Student Growth: Level 5
- Chronically Out of School: 5.1% of students
- Progress on EL Proficiency: 71.2% proficiency rate
- Ready Graduate: 75.3% of graduates (class of 2017)
- Graduation Rate: 95.6% (class of 2017)
ACT results from the TDOE are based on the highest composite score for each student earning a regular diploma. The WCS Class of 2018 posted an ACT composite of 25.4. The state average is a composite of 20.2.
Fifty-four percent of the WCS Class of 2018 scored at or above all four college readiness benchmarks set by the ACT. By comparison, 21 percent of students in Tennessee achieved that feat.
Students who earn at least a 21 composite on the ACT are eligible for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship. Eighty-one percent of the WCS Class of 2018 met that criteria. The state average is 43 percent.
Based on 2018 TNReady results from the TDOE, WCS is the only district to rank in the top 5 for all ELA, math, science, and social studies groups. Further, the district ranked first in the state for grades 6-8 ELA, grades 6-8 math, and high school ELA.
Tennessee’s accountability system is based on parameters from the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The new system measures districts and schools against multiple indicators: achievement, growth, chronic absenteeism, English learner performance, graduation rates, and ready graduates.
WCS was designated an Advancing District and 16 schools were designated Reward Schools for 2018.
Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System
The Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) uses models to measure student growth by comparing a student’s performance with those of similar students on the same assessment.
The public TVAAS website provides access to school and district growth data and allows visitors for compare data.