Newport City Among Highest TCAP Scores
The state has released the numbers for all the school districts, including the ones in East Tennessee. As you have heard, for Cocke County schools, only 27.5% of third graders finished with a score that met or exceeded expectations. That however was better than Monroe County with 26.6%. Union County had the lowest number of students testing at grade level in the TCAP reading test, as only 22.48% of third graders tested high enough to move on to the fourth grade without going to summer school or having a tutor.
There were only four school districts in East Tennessee that had over 50% of their third-grade students met or exceeded expectations on the TCAP score. Maryville city schools were the highest with nearly 75%. Oak Ridge at 58.7%…Clinton City schools at 55%…and then Newport at 54.5%.
Elsewhere around the area, Greene County was at 34.5%; Sevier County at 35.2%; Jefferson County at 38.5%, and Hamblen County at 40.9%.
Some students in Tennessee have already retaken the TCAP test. Letters from the state to the parents of all third graders who scored below proficient on the test will be going out Friday, May 26. They will detail options for how the child can be able to move on to the fourth grade.