(NASHVILLE, TN), August 26, 2012 — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) and Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) today congratulated Jacksboro Elementary School in Campbell County for being named by the Tennessee Department of Education as a Reward School. The status is based on the percentage of student achievement growth progress.
“This honor reflects the good work of our hard working students, caring parents, inspiring teachers and great administrators,” said Senator Yager. “I congratulate all of them for a job well done.”
Tennessee has set out to become the fastest-improving educational system in the country by raising student performance each year. For the second year, the state has recognized Tennessee schools that have shown the most progress year-over-year alongside the schools with the highest achievement scores on statewide tests.
“This is more great news for our district and for the future of education in our state as a whole,” said Representative Powers. “I am proud of our teachers, administrators, and students for all their hard work in achieving these important educational goals.”
The 2012-13 Reward Schools made these impressive accomplishments during a year when Tennessee saw consistent gains on the statewide Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, or TCAP. As schools across the state made improvements and reached higher levels of proficiency, 169 Reward Schools led the way.
“I am just so proud of this recognition,” added Senator Yager. “I hope the students at these schools will continue to strive for education excellence.”