Rocketship is Eliminating the Achievement Gap

Our founding class of over 450 Rocketeers at Nashville Northeast Elementary realized amazing growth on last year’s assessments. Nashville Rocketeers achieved the highest possible student growth score of five out of five on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS).


Administered by the Tennessee Board of Education, TVAAS measures the impact schools and teachers have on their students’ academic progress. The measurement captures growth, not just whether a student is proficient in the state assessment. Rocketship Nashville Northeast Elementary earned the second highest NCE (normal curve equivalent) score among 73 elementary schools in Nashville. This is phenomenal growth for our first year Rocketeers in Nashville and a solid foundation for more gap-closing gains to come.