District Report Card Released Today from Tennessee Department of Education
(Tuesday, December 13, 2016, Jackson, TN) – The Tennessee Department of Education today released the
state and district report cards for schools throughout the State of Tennessee. This yearly report is a statistical
analysis used to measure the impact of districts, schools and teachers on the academic progress rates of
groups of students year-to-year. This year’s testing information only includes test results from High Schools
End of Course Exams due to suspension of testing in grades 3-8 in the 2015/2016 school year.
Below are some of our district highlights from the 2015-2016 State Report Card:
Jackson-Madison County School System district-wide TVAAS Composite Score earns a Level 5 which
is the highest possible score and represents significant growth in our students.
Madison Academic and Liberty Technology Magnet High School earned Level 5 and South Side High
School earned Level 4 in TVAAS. TVAAS is a statistical analysis that measures student growth.
Level 4 or 5 means that students tended to grow more in literacy than their peers across the state.
The graduation rate for the district is up from the previous year (from 91.0% to 92.4%) and is also
higher than the state average (88.5%).
The Average ACT Composite had a slight increase to 17.8.
As we celebrate these and other highlights, the district recognizes we need to grow the percent of our
students that are scoring “On Track” (previously Proficient) and “Mastered”(previously Advanced). We are
very pleased with the Level 5 growth rate and know that if we continue to grow students in this manner, we
will be able to raise the achievement scores as well. Although the percentage of students who meet the 21
composite on the ACT and the percent of students on track in TNReady ELA (English Language Arts) and
TNReady Math are below state averages, our growth data indicates that we are on the right track to improving
This achievement is a tribute to our teachers and reflects effective instruction in the classroom by earning a
TVAAS score of 5. JMCSS values the work that our teachers are doing to grow our students throughout the
district and we congratulate our schools for these achievements.