Friday, March 29, 2024

Half of Nashville’s public charter schools outperform every comparable district school on state testing

by BY SKY ARNOLD, Tennessee Firefly, MARCH 28, 2024 - ... A Tennessee Firefly analysis of
Tennessee Department of Education Report Card data released this week found middle school students at Nashville Classical outperformed every district run middle school in the Stratford Cluster in every subject but social studies.  That includes proficiency rates 10 points higher in English language arts and 18 points higher in math.

The K-8 public charter school also posted proficiency rates in every subject 20 points or higher than the district run elementary school located right across the street.

Nashville Classical’s success is part of a larger trend of public charter school students in Davidson County producing proficiency rates higher than their traditional and magnet school peers.

Firefly staff compared each MNPS public charter school’s performance on the Report Card to traditional and magnet schools serving the same age students in the same school cluster. Half of those charters outperformed every comparable district run school in a majority of subjects. (read more)

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