Over the past few years, Tennessee has transformed its education system. From raising standards for what students should know to enhancing the way low performing schools are supported, Tennessee has set the goal that every student will graduate from high school prepared for college and the workforce. While recent changes have begun to lay the foundation for ensuring that all Tennessee students graduate with the skills they need to compete in the global economy, there is still a long way to go. In order to ensure that schools and districts have the information and supports they need to rise to this challenge, it is crucial to highlight those places that are already meeting these challenges and share their strategies for success throughout the state.
The SCORE Prize is awarded annually to the elementary, middle, and high school in Tennessee, along with one school district, that have most dramatically improved student achievement. The prize recognizes that these schools and districts are doing the hard work of education reform that has resulted in meaningful and dramatic improvement for children in Tennessee.