SCORE’s annual State Of Education In Tennessee report monitors the state’s progress in improving student outcomes, delineates work that has contributed to achievement gains, and provides recommendations to the state to ensure we continue to prepare all students for success in college and  career. The comprehensive report is grounded in extensive research and feedback from educators, higher education faculty, the Tennessee Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, business and philanthropic partners, and other stakeholders.

2020 State Of Education In Tennessee

“As we work this year to take the action required by these priorities, we will be taking the first steps toward achieving a grand goal. The future of Tennessee’s economic prosperity requires us to continue to strive for an education system that works for students from the moment they enter their kindergarten classroom until the day they start their careers.”

– Senator Bill Frist and David Mansouri

Expanding Student Success In 2020

CREATE EQUITABLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS

  • Expand Support For Students To Complete
  • Remove Financial Barriers Beyond Tuition
  • Drive High School Innovation

ADDRESS TENNESSEE’S LITERACY CRISIS

  • Support Implementation Of High-Quality Instructional Materials
  • Prepare Teachers To Teach Reading On Day One
  • Support Current Classroom Teachers To Learn The Science Of Reading

STRENGTHEN TEACHER PREPARATION AND IMPROVE TEACHER PAY

  • Innovate In Teacher Preparation
  • Improve Teacher Pay
  • Support Teachers’ Professional Growth

DEMAND, SUPPORT, AND EXPAND HIGH-QUALITY SCHOOLS

  • Improve School Improvement
  • Expand High-Quality Public Schools
  • Use Data To Drive Classroom To Career Success