Parents Rights to Know

Attached below is a letter to all parents from Tennessee's Commissioner of Education, Dr. Candice McQueen. In this letter, Dr. McQueen discusses our annual TCAP assessments, including the new TNReady in Math and English.  Dr. McQueen encourages parents to provide specific information regarding the types of reports they would find useful by using this online link, https://stateoftennessee.formstack.com/forms/untitled_form_256
Please read the letter in its entirety below. The letter's link is labeled, "Commissioner McQueen to Parents." 

Click to learn about Common Core State Standards,CCSS. This site features a three-minute video explaining the CCSS Movement and a link to Frequently Asked Questions.

Click to view Cannon County School System's 2015 Academic Report Card. Caution: Scroll Down-Under the Profile Tab, Change the State of Tennessee to Cannon County.
2015 Academic Report Card, http://tn.gov/education/topic/report-card.

Download File "Summary of Family Satisfaction Survey"  to review Pre-K Programming Results, 2012-2015, based on parent satisfaction.

The best way to make sure students in our schools succeed is to build a strong partnership between families, schools, and the community. Each year, families are invited to complete a survey, and the results are used for future programming. Download "The Power of Family Partnership Survey" to see the 2015 survey results. 

The Cannon County School System is committed to providing the best education possible for each student. We realize that parents play a vital role in the accomplishment of this mission so we encourage their involvement & strive to keep them informed of their rights. Please download two attachments found below: Title I Informational Brochure & Parent Notification Brochure.

Chapter 644 of the Public Acts of 2016 requires the department to annually compile a list of state laws related to the rights of students and their parents or legal guardians. To review this list please download the attachment below entitled "State Statutory Rights of Parents & Students.

Parents, to you often wonder "Why Do We Have State Tests?"  Please see attached below two documents to help you understand Tennessee's Assessment Program. One is entitled "Parent Guide to Being TN Ready, Preparing for the 2016-2017 School Year" and the second is a one page brochure explaining "Why Test?" The goal of these documents is to help you prepare your student to learn and succeed everyday.  Also, please check out this link below to find answers to frequently asked questions about 2016-2017 Student Assessment in Tennessee,  http://www.tn.gov/education/article/assessment-faq

  


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