Educators give state’s online school reports high marks

10:24 am | November 18, 2013

Along with the recent online release of the Tennessee Department of Education’s 2013 Report Card came changes intended to help parents and students better understand the level of education schools are providing.

To Carter County Schools Director of Federal Programs and Testing Jerri Beth Nave, the information is no different from what she has already received from the state.

“It’s in a different format and looks very different, but most of the data that is on there, we have already had access to,” she said. “I’m usually the one that gets this information first and I’m the one that works with it the most out of anybody in the system.”

While Nave is familiar with compiling and helping principals and teachers understand the information, the Tennessee Department of Education is hoping the new Report Card format will help parents and students discover more of the information on their own.

Elizabethton City Schools Director of Early Learning and Data Services Eddie Pless said he is impressed with the new format.

“The way they show the information in graph form and with the new layout has been helpful,” Pless said. “I think it is an improved method of getting that information out to the public.”

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