Success at Alcoa Elementary in TN

Rick Ludeman

Alcoa Elementary triples advanced, proficient students

Excerpts from an article by Matthew Stewart of the Daily Times

Alcoa Elementary School is producing academic gains, tripling last school year’s number of students who scored proficient and advanced on state tests.

Fifty Alcoa elementary-schoolers scored proficient and advanced on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test last year, said Principal Merna Schott. Alcoa Elementary School had 154 students score proficient and advanced on this spring’s test.

The school’s math gains can be attributed to Bridges in Mathematics, Schott said. The full K-5 curriculum offers a blend of problem-solving and skill building.

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Rick Ludeman is president of MLC.