Where Tennessee Students Stand
2 out of 3 third-graders read below grade level.
9 out of 10 graduate high school but only 4 out of 10 are ready for college or career.
Only 1 out of 4 ninth-graders go on to earn a postsecondary credential or degree.
Join us in helping Tennessee students rise to best in the nation!
Learning That Leads To A Great Career
Delivering Results For Tennessee Students
- Tennessee set high expectations for K-12 in 2010 and has maintained strong academic standards.
- Tennessee became the fastest-improving state on the Nation’s Report Card in 2013. Now our students perform at or near the national average.
- Tennessee created a rigorous state assessment aligned to academic standards.
- Tennessee is a national leader in erasing the honesty gap between proficiency rates on the state assessment and the Nation’s Report Card.
- Tennessee became the first state to offer free tuition for community college in 2015.
- Now 64 percent of students enter postsecondary education right after high school graduation, an increase of more than 7 points.
- Tennessee implemented an accountability system focused on more equitable outcomes for students, regardless of where they live.
- African American fourth-graders in Tennessee made the second-highest math gain on the Nation’s Report Card and now exceed the national average.
- Tennessee included student growth measures in implementing annual teacher evaluations in 2011.
- About three out of four teachers say that teacher evaluation has improved instruction.
Our Issues In 2020
Creating equitable opportunities for college and career success.
Let’s give students broader and deeper financial and advising support so they complete higher education!
Addressing Tennessee’s literacy crisis.
Let’s use knowledge-rich instructional materials and evidence-based instructional practices to help all students become strong readers!
Strengthening teacher preparation and improving teacher pay.
Let’s make Tennessee No. 1 in the Southeast in teacher pay and foster innovation in teacher preparation.
Demanding, supporting, and expanding high-quality schools.
Let’s clear the way to expand high-quality public schools while using data to drive classroom to career success.