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Dodson Branch Elementary School

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Posted December 6, 2007

Great teachers/small atmosphere/ more one on one with students


Posted May 31, 2005

This is a great school. The scores are way up from what is shown. The teachers really know and support each student. discipline is improved and the school has brought on reading literacy programs that are really boosting the ability of individual students. If the school board would allocate the same support and money for this school (which has a better tax base, and is therefore bringng in more district tax support than others) this school could expand and have more teachers and students (who would value being nearer their homes with less bus time) and could expand the band, P. E. and music programs, along with facilities to better support its needs. As it is, it is the best k-8 offering in the district. The only problems the school really has is due to narrow mindedness of a few county board members. Parental support is good!
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
13%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
42%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 67%
Hispanic 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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16221 Dodson Branch Hw
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: (931) 268-0761

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