Volume 53, Number 20

twenty four pages two sections

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pickett Schools exceed state goals on Report Card

Once again Pickett County Schools have exceeded state goals on the Report Card. The Report Card indicated both schools being SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accredited. Academic indicators show improvements in the areas of Math at the K-8 level increasing from a B to an A. 93% of the students were proficient or advanced whereas the state average was at 91% in Math.
In Reading/Language and writing 95% of the students were proficient or advanced whereas the state was at 92%. Writing scores in grade 5 had increased from a B to an A. Writing scores in grade 8 remained an A.
In all criteria referenced academic achievement, the K-8 received above average scores. In the TVAAS value added on growth standards our scores had improved in the following manner.
Reading/Language remained an A. Math increased from a B to an A. Science dropped from an A to a B. Social Studies stayed at an A.
In the AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) report, the K-8 met all federal benchmarks for percent tested, percent proficient and advanced in all areas of Math, Reading, Language Arts and Writing as well as meeting attendance rate.
Pickett County High School met the academic standards for percent tested, percent proficient and advanced in Math, Reading, Language Arts and Writing. PCHS did not meet graduation rate being 88.5% and state goal being 90%. Please be aware the prior year's graduation rate is used for the current years AYP. In our system, we have 64 teachers, 17 with a BS/BA degree, 14 with a Masters degree and 29 teachers with an EDS degree. Per pupil expenditures for Pickett County exceeded state expenditures by $223. Pickett County School's Report Card can be viewed on our website at: http://Pickett.k12tn.net
Congratulations to all students and employees for a job well done.


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