Peyton McKnight won 1st place in the Skills Competition for Welding & Fabrication. His next step is Nationals which will be held in Louisville, Ky.
Giles County WIDA ACCESS Assessment Scores Show Excellent Growth
All students who qualify for English learner (EL) services take the WIDA ACCESS assessment each spring until they reach proficiency in English. This assessments looks to make sure EL students are developing in their understanding and mastery of the English language, and similar to the state assessment, provides an apples-to-apples point of comparison across Tennessee. The key metric the department looks at is the percent of students meeting the growth standard. This standard is a realistic, ambitious target that is set based on a student’s prior year ELPA score, which also accounts for our state’s goal that all students exit EL programming within 6 years.
The 2018 WIDA ACCESS scores show that six of Tennessee’s school districts had 80 percent or more students meet or exceed growth standards. Those are:
- Alamo City Schools
- Arlington Community Schools
- Giles County Schools
- Union City Schools
- Union County Public Schools
- Weakley County Schools
Giles County School System's EL teachers, left Vickie Tucker, right Cathy Bledsoe