Volume 51, Number 33

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pickett County Director of Schools releases 2009 State Report Card

Submitted by: Pickett County Director of Schools Diane Elder
The Pickett County Director’s Office would like to release the results of the 2009 State Report Card. Both schools are considered safe schools and are reported in good standing.
For Pickett County K-8 school, all teachers, or 100% are Highly Qualified. TCAP Criterion Referenced Academic Achievement for grades 3-8 show we are below the state goal by 3 points in math and 1 point in science. We are above the state goal in Reading/Language Arts by 1 point and even with the state goal in Social Studies. For the TCAP writing, grades 5 and 8, both received a grade of an “A”. The K-8 was above the state goal of 93% in attendance with a rate of 95.2%.
High school students were taught by Highly Qualified teachers except for Spanish. This will be addressed during the 2010-2011 school year by having online Spanish courses for the students taught by a Highly Qualified Spanish teacher. ACT Achievement results show we are above the state goal in math, reading, science/reasoning and our students’ composite score is above the states. Our students’ English score was .3% below the state. The attendance rate was higher than the state’s goal of 93% with a 93.9% and our graduation rate was 97.8% which was well above the state’s goal of 90%.
Most of our teachers have advanced degrees; 14 teachers have a BS/BA and 46 teachers have obtained a master’s or above. We are very proud of our students and continue daily to make learning our first priority. Congratulations to all employees and students on a job well done. It takes a team to accomplish the goal of excellency.

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