Tennessee schools struggle to close achievement gaps

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The state Department of Education on Monday released district results of the 2012 TCAP, or Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, which showed districts mirroring state results released last month.

Overall, the results show a majority of Tennessee school systems have growing achievement gaps between students with disabilities and those without disabilities, and also between English language learners and their peers, according to a news release from the Department of Education.

But the districts appear to be doing a better job closing the gap between black, Hispanic and Native American students and their peers.

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