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Teacher Value-Added

This report provides reliable measures of the academic growth a teacher's students made, on average, in the selected grade and subject or course. The graph displays the growth index for up to three school years and a multi-year trend, when sufficient data is available.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no testing in the spring of 2020, so the Value-Added reports changed as follows:

  • No value-added measures are available for 2019-20. However, fall EOC scores (excluding Biology I and U.S. History) for 2019-20 are included in the 2020-21 reports.
  • District, school, and teacher value-added measures for 2020-21 were created across a two-year period because there was limited testing in the 2020 school year.

For more information about changes to reporting, see What's New in 2021 and Statistical Models and Business Rules.
In grades 3–8 in 2015–16, the state of Tennessee suspended testing for mathematics, English language arts, science, and social studies. Therefore, scale scores are not available for these assessments. As a result, the 2016–17 and 2017–18 TVAAS reporting in grades 5–8 for mathematics, English language arts, and science does not include 2015–16 test scores. For more information, see the FAQ or Statistical Models and Business Rules.