CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Middle Tennessee school has been awarded for having the most improved student achievement among elementary schools across the state.
The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/1cgGkN5) reports Norman Smith Elementary School received a $10,000 prize Monday in the State Collaborative on Reforming Education awards. It competed with two other schools for the award.
Finalists for the award were chosen through a weighted criteria selection process that looked at growth from the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System and scores on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program tests, according to a SCORE statement.
A selection committee visited finalists to document the changes that have enabled the schools to make strides in student achievement.
Norman Smith principal Beth Unfriend said the award "proves with hard work and dedication we can accomplish great things."