May 31st, 2013

SCORE Institute

Score Institute

The SCORE Institute brings national and international education thought leaders to Tennessee, giving stakeholders here the opportunity to think big about public education reform. A thoughtful series of discussions about where we’ve been and where we’re going — that’s what SCORE Institute is all about.


December 3, 2013 – The Case for Authentic Assessments (Jamie Woodson, Dr. Candice McQueen, Laura Slover, Commissioner Kevin Huffman)

With Tennessee’s adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards, there is a clear need to measure whether students in Tennessee are acquiring the skills and knowledge embedded in these higher standards. SCORE Institute answered critical questions about this topic including why authentic assessments are important and how Tennessee has been involved in developing the assessments.









January 14, 2013 – Improving Student Achievement: A Candid Conversation with Governor Bill Haslam and Governor Jeb Bush

Governor Bill Haslam and Governor Jeb Bush discussed reforms in Tennessee and Florida, including ways to expand student access to effective teaching.


May 15, 2012 – A Common Cause: Better Preparing Tennessee’s Students through the Common Core (Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Kevin Huffman, Sandra Alberti)

This event brought together state and national leaders to discuss the Common Core standards, Tennessee’s reasons for adopting the standards, expected teaching outcomes, and helpful support steps that can be taken by business, community, and education organizations.


May 11, 2010 – Kickoff Event (Governor Phil Bredesen, Sir Michael Barber, Senator Bill Frist)

The SCORE Institute kickoff event featured Tennessee leaders Senator Frist and Governor Bredesen, as well as Sir Michael Barber, founding director of the nonprofit Education Delivery Institute.