Forget March Madness! Croft Middle School will celebrate March with “March Mathness” to get students ready for TCAPS. Each grade level will compete with weekly math problems. The week of Feb. 27, the “Sweet 16” teams will compete for positions in the “Elite Eight”. The following week, those teams will then compete for the “Final Four” slots. Starting March 12, the Final Four teams will battle for a spot in the Top Two, and the week of March 19, the entire school will watch as the Top Two teams go head to head in the championship round. David Lipscomb University will sponsor a pizza party for the championship teams the week of March 26.
Growth in TCAP scores is a clear indicator that schools are progressing in the right direction - particularly encouraging since Tennessee now has some of the highest standards for achievement in the country. We are pleased Metro Schools’ preliminary information shows clear progress with growth across all grades in the areas of math and reading. We also saw growth in most grades for science and social studies.
To help students and teachers have ample time to prepare for spring testing, MNPS is moving the TCAP testing window back. Originally scheduled for April 11-15, TCAP testing for students grades 3-8 will now be held Wednesday, April 13 - Wednesday, April 20. Parents, please also remember that Monday, Feb. 21, will now be a regular school day. Originally planned for professional development, the district calendar committee voted to use this day to make up lost instructional time.