Dayton City School has been named a Level 5 School District by the Tennessee Department of Education, state officials announced on Thursday.
Dayton City School has been awarded a score of 5, the highest score possible on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS), which measures student growth year over year. The TVAAS measures the impact schools and teachers have on their students’ academic progress. "TVAAS is a powerful tool because it measures how much students grow in a year, and shines more light on student progress than only considering their score on a year-end test," officials said.
Dayton City school is the only school in the Southeast CORE (Centers of Regional Excellence) to receive a level 5 status two years in a row.
"It is a tremendous accomplishment for a school to receive the highest possible score of a level 5 on TVAAS, says Robert Greene, director of Schools. "Dayton City School is the only school in southeast Tennessee to receive a level 5 two years in a row.
I want to thank everyone who was involved in this accomplishment, teachers, assistants, students, and the school board. We have a great school."