Students at three out of our five campuses scored a Level 5 on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) in 2016-2017, joining 21 other schools across Nashville and Davidson County, according to data released by the state Department of Education earlier this week.

The TVAAS measures student growth year over year, regardless of whether the student is proficient on the state assessment, according to the state Department of Education. In calculating a TVAAS score, a student’s performance is compared relative to the performance of his or her peers who have performed similarly on past assessments.

LEAD Academy, LEAD Cameron and LEAD Southeast all scored Level 5 this past year. Brick Church students scored a Level 2 – with notable progress in ELA and Math – and Neely’s Bend scored a Level 1. It is the goal of every LEAD Public School to score a Level 5 for growth each year an essential piece of the LEAD mission to ensure that all students in our care have the knowledge and skills necessary to be prepared for college and life. 

We are intent on providing our staff and families with the support necessary to see marked improvement, especially at our Brick Church and Neely’s Bend campuses, because there is nothing more urgent than the sustained success of all of our students in all of our schools across the county.

According to the TVAAS data found online here, Economically Disadvantaged students at LEAD Academy performed above their peers in the state in seven out of nine courses (Biology, Chemistry, English I, English II, Integrated I, Integrated II and US History); English Language Learners performed above their peers in the state in four out of nine courses (Chemistry, English I, Integrated I, and Integrated II); and Exceptional Education students performed above their peers in the state in five out of nine courses. (Biology, Chemistry, English I, English II and US History).

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