Hamilton County Schools receive low scores on TVAAS
HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — The Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System scores are in and overall the Hamilton County School District did not do well.
The system measures student growth, not whether the student is proficient on the state assessment.
While seven schools scored the highest with fives in all categories, the district as a whole scored ones in every category except literacy, where they received a five.
Administrators are optimistic the school district can improve.
“What the literacy shows is across the district when we put our focus on something and we really concentrate our efforts and we do it with quality and we do it with consistency, then we can improve. So if we apply that same thought process to math and science and social studies, then hopefully we will see growth in those areas,” said Dr. Justin Robertson, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at the Hamilton County Department of Education.
Dr. Robertson also says he think the district is in a good place with a new superintendent, who he says will move things forward.