TCAP Scores Provide More Evidence of FSSD Student Success

In the state’s first release of testing data from the 2014-2015 TCAP, the Franklin Special School District continues to see significant and overwhelming evidence of student success. Compared to all other districts, the FSSD has an impressive percentage of students who demonstrate proficiency or above on the state tests. In a time of very rigorous teaching and learning expectations, the FSSD continues to impress by remaining in the top eight performing districts in the state. In fact, out of all 144 school districts, FSSD student achievement ranked 7th in reading/language arts and 8th in math and science. “In the last few years, teachers and administrators have become very good at identifying student strengths and weaknesses and work diligently to provide each child with specific targeted instruction,” said Director of Schools Dr. David Snowden. This initial release of data provides districts with a glimpse of student performance from the previous school year to the current year, especially as it relates to achievement targets and gap closure between specific subgroups and their respective comparison groups. The Department of Education has reported that statewide growth in grades 3-8 reading/language arts dropped slightly and is an area of continued need for improvement. Statewide results in grades 3-8 showed an increase in math and science proficiency, with a drop in reading; social studies was not calculated this year as it was a field test. Comparatively, FSSD growth in grades 3-8 reading/language arts and math improved (.1 percent and 3 percent respectively), and dropped slightly in science (2.8 percent). 2015 TCAP: Percent Proficient or Advanced Subject State FSSD 3-8 R/LA 48.4% 69.0%   3-8 Math...