Travis Sees Student Test Score Improvement In His District

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

State Representative Ron Travis (R–Dayton) announced this week that student performance on the 2013 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) test showed sustained growth and improvement in school districts across the state, including those in Rhea, Bledsoe, and Roane Counties.

In total, nearly 30 school districts saw double-digit gains in Algebra I, with some gaining more than 25 percentage points. Over 50 districts saw double-digit gains in Algebra II, with several reporting growth over 40 percentage points. The majority of statewide gains were seen in the important subjects of science, engineering, technology, and math.

“I am proud of our students, teachers, and administrators for their hard work in achieving these impressive gains," said Rep. Ron Travis. "As we work to improve educational standards across Tennessee, I am confident we will continue seeing even more great news like this in the future."

District-by-district TCAP results can be accessed on the Tennessee Department of Education website at http://tn.gov/education/tcap/index.shtml#district.

Rep. Travis is a member of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee and House Insurance & Banking Committee. He is serving his first term in the Tennessee General Assembly and represents District 31, which includes all of Rhea, Bledsoe, Sequatchie and a portion of Roane Counties.


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