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Safe! State Report Cards issued for schools

2012 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL

Newport Grammar School students scored straight A's in every category of the 2012
state-mandated tests. Tennessee Department of Education officials released the State
Report Card on Thursday.
Published: 9:10 PM, 11/02/2012
 

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-The reports cards have been issued, and all Cocke County's schools are safe.

Tennessee Department of Education's annual Report Card, detailing the 2012 state-mandated test results, was released to the public on Thursday and shows that both the Newport City School System and Cocke County School System earned scores that insured the "safe" status of every school.

In fact, Newport Grammar School, the only school in the Newport City School System, scored straight A's" across the board.

With 700 students, 57 teachers, and five administrators, NGS topped the state's average Academic Achievement Grades in the four divisions of testing: math, reading/language arts, social studies, and science, with scores of 60, 57, 68, and 63 respectively. These topped the state average scores of 52, 50, 54, and 50.

NGS fifth-graders and eighth-graders also earned A's in the TCAP writing assessments for 2012.

Perhaps more impressive are NGS students' performances in the area of Academic Growth (value added), in which they again earned straight A's in the four tested categories. 

For more details, please see the latest edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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