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Both local high schools receive bronze medals

Published: 10:37 AM, 05/28/2013 Last updated: 10:38 AM, 05/28/2013
 

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

Both local high schools-Cocke County and Cosby-have once again earned bronze medal status on the U. S. News and World Report Best High Schools list for 2013.

The list, released in late April, ranks high schools across America according to students' scores on state-mandated tests.

In particular, these tests include the English and algebra portions of the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program tests (TCAP) in Tennessee and includes data regarding the performance of students termed "least advantaged" when compared with others on the state average and performance on such assessments as the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.'

Both schools have received this distinction before.

Cosby High Principal Brad Flatford commented, "It is a fantastic honor to be recognized for our achievement levels on both tests. We are always identifying new methods which will help us increase student achievement in all academic areas. In future years, we will be looking to upgrade our standing from bronze to silver or gold."

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

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