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Metro Schools’ Higher Scores Earn Intermediate Status

After another year of steady growth, Metro Nashville Public Schools once again earned “Intermediate” status under the State Department of Education’s accountability framework, outperforming districts across Tennessee. This designation comes as a result of strong math gains in all grades tested, with jumps as high as nine percentage points; gains in English III, social studies and science; and continued growth among all student subgroups. “This status represents the hard work of thousands of district employees and tens of thousands of Metro students,” said Director of Schools Dr. Jesse Register. “It means our students are growing academically every day thanks to continuous improvements in instruction and a targeted use of data at the school and classroom levels.”

The district met 8 of 11 benchmarks designed to measure student achievement within a school district and achievement gaps are narrower than those statewide for 13 of the 16 subgroup accountability measures.

“We have one of the most diverse school systems in the state, with students needing personalized approaches to instruction,” Register said. “The progress we’ve made shows our teachers are up to the challenge of differentiating and personalizing instruction to help our students achieve.”