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East Chester Named Reward School
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Saturday, September 22, 2018
East Chester Faculty and Staff
East Chester Faculty and Staff
Congratulations!!

I'm so happy to let everyone know that East Chester has been designated as a Reward School! The information has been embargoed until today, but the Tennessee Department of Education released the information this morning. I'm very proud of all the teachers, teacher assistants, interventionists, and students for their hard work!!

The Release:
In accordance with Tennessee's accountability system, as well as federal and state law, the Tennessee Department of Education names schools that are excelling as well as those who need additional support.


2018 was the first year the department has implemented its new school accountability system. The new framework is based on multiple indicators, similar to district accountability, and it is built on the principles that poverty is not destiny and the success of each student matters. Given that, in the new model, all schools are able to achieve Reward status, and there is no cap on the number of Reward schools. Reward schools are generally those that are improving in terms of achievement and growth for both all students and student groups.
Additional information about each of the designations can be found below.

2018 Reward Schools
Tennessee’s accountability system is built on the premise that all schools should be able to achieve Reward status, and there is no cap on the number of Reward schools. Reward schools are generally those that are improving in terms of achievement and growth for both all students and student groups. These schools are identified annually.

There are some exceptions:

  • A school cannot be Reward if any student group performs in the bottom 5 percent in the state for that group
  • A school cannot be Reward if also designated Priority or in need of Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) or Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI)

You can find the list of schools at https://www.tn.gov/education/data/accountability/2018-school-accountability.html.

Thanks for your support! Mrs. Kim

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