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Department Overview

Every Student Succeeds Act
Visit the State of Tennessee ePlan Documents & Resources or www.tn.gov/education to learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act, Tennessee Succeeds, and other news from the Department of Education.  
State Reports
 
TDOE State Report Card 
The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) produces a State Report Card every year that shows school, district, and state-wide progress on academic assessments, college and career readiness, and other information on the public schools in Tennessee.  Note: Select the District Name drop-down menu for Monroe County results

Local Accountability Results
Monroe County is a Level Five School District!  Using the TDOE's system for measuring academic growth, Monroe County is as good as it gets!  The Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) measures how well students have improved academically from year to year based on how they are expected to do.  The scale is Level One (well below expected progress) to Level Five (well above expected progress), with Level Three indicating that students made the progress they were expected to make.  Monroe County topped the chart with an overall Level Five for the 2017-18 school year!  Congratulations, students, parents, teachers, staffs, and administrators!
 
The Monroe County Federal Programs Department 
The Federal Programs Department oversees federal funds that are distributed to public school districts based and are to be used to supplement the basic education program.  Federal Programs in Monroe County include Title I, Title II-A, Title III, and Title IV.
 
The purpose of Tennessee's federally funded Title I, Part A Program is to support local school districts improve teaching and learning for students in high-poverty schools so that these students meet the state's challenging content and performance standards.

According to the US Department of Education, the purpose of Title I funding is “to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.

The basic principals of Title I state that schools with large concentrations of low-income students will receive supplemental funds to assist in meeting the students’ educational goals.  Low-income students are determined by the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program.  For an entire school to qualify for Title I funds, at least 40% of students must qualify for free and reduced lunch.


The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality through professional development and to develop and implement programs to effectively recruit and retain highly effective teachers.

The purpose o
f Title III is to serve students who have a primary language other than English, by providing instruction in English in a specialized setting.
 
The purpose of Title IV is to promote Safe and Drug-free Schools.