MMSD Designated as "Advancing" District

MMSD "Advancing"
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Recently, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) announced its 2022 accountability results for districts across the state. Millington Municipal Schools was designated as an “Advancing” district, which is the TDOE’s second highest accountability rating. 

  

The state’s accountability model is based on multiple performance indicators, including TCAP/EOC scores, student growth data, English language learner performance, graduation rates, chronic absenteeism, and college and career readiness.


Our district improved in multiple areas in 2021-22, highlighted by double digit gains in Success Rates for grades 3-5 and 6-8. Success Rates are based on the percentage of students who met or exceeded the state’s expectations in English/Language Arts and Math.


“Once again, this speaks to the commitment of our teachers and staff and how hard everyone has worked to prioritize the needs of our students over the past year,” said Superintendent Bo Griffin. “Our goal is to become an 'Exemplary' district, and we recognize there are areas of opportunity to get there; however, the steady progress we’re making, including our 2022 TCAP/EOC results and Level 5 TVAAS rating, shows we’re on the right track.”


Chronic absenteeism and graduation rates are two priority areas we’ve identified for the current school year. While our graduation rate held steady at approximately 85% last year, we believe the shift from hybrid to fully in-person instruction as COVID-19 cases were still fluctuating contributed to the increase in chronic absenteeism, which was 25% in 2021-22. 


Strategies to address both this year include positive incentives for attendance and behavior and personalized parent-student meetings. Our recently hired graduation coach will also be working with students who are off track to provide credit recovery support throughout the year, and we are excited about our expanded partnership with Instruction Partners to strengthen overall instructional support for educators and school leaders.


“Again, we acknowledge there is plenty of room for improvement to reach our goals, but we’ve established a strong foundation, and I’m very encouraged by our progress,” Superintendent Griffin said. “We have the hardest working and most dedicated teachers and staff in Shelby County, so I am very confident we can continue to build on this progress with a full year of in-person instruction ahead of us.”

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