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Old 06-08-2008, 02:55 AM
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Lots of ways to evaluate the area schools on the internet and there are a lot of long-standing opinions about which schools are best. Imagine my surprise when my daughter's school was named one of the best in the state for value-added achievement. Copper Ridge Elementary is suppose to be a country bumpkin school!

Here's a list of the state's rankings regarding value-added achievement, not the only benchmark, but still eye-popping when, in many instances, it shows a different picture than popular opinion.

Now, I know that some will say that a really good school does not have to really improve; not by much anyway, but I say, why rest on your laurels. This world is full of modest people and companies that constantly improved, leaving the status-quo in the dust.

Tennessee Elementary School Effectiveness
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:31 PM
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Thanks for sharing this, Hik!!!!
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:44 AM
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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This is good info, thanks for sharing it. I too was floored when I saw Boone's Creek on there. It is here in the tri-cities, more specifically a Washington County school. It too was always known as one of the older, dumpy, not to good schools here. Now it is very close to the top of this list.
I wish I could see on this report what the "value added" things are and where these schools rank over all compared to other schools close to these schools too.
Did I miss it somewhere?
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:28 AM
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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I've known about the award for a few weeks now. I posted it because, as JMT says, the Knox County schools are the same. Same curriculum, text books, etc. What is different is the socio-economic backgrounds of the students.

This program recognizes that innovative approaches that schools can take.

Here is a bit about the analysis, and thanks for asking, MBMouse!

Practical Applications of Value-Added Data in Tennessee
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