At Metro Schools we are constantly assessing our own performance. Without just relying on the assessments of outside groups – like the Tennessee Department of Education – we wanted to design our own system of evaluation that supports our own goals. That is why we developed our Academic Performance Framework, used each year to evaluate individual school performance. The criteria and scoring system we use are much more stringent than the Tennessee Department of Education evaluation system.
Each school is assessed in multiple categories. In these documents you will see each category color coded red, yellow, white and green. Categories don’t just measure pure academic performance, though that is an important measure. They also measure academic growth, academic growth of specific groups of students, achievement gaps, student surveys, teacher surveys, ACT predictors, demographic factors and mobility rates.
2014 Academic Performance Framework | Academic Performance Framework Executive Summary