How Can Tennessee Support Military Families? Stability in Standards and Assessment and Increased AwarenessApril 26th, 2017 by Paul Dean
Military families face a unique challenge with their children’s education. New surroundings, new schools and, most important, new and often unknown standards and expectations. Anyone who has ever served knows the problems involved in placing their military child in a new school, especially a school that might not be oriented to the unique challenges that confront military children. When I retired after 23 years, my oldest son was in the ninth grade and in his fifth school! Every time we moved, there were new standards, curriculum, texts, and new testing criteria.
April 25th, 2017 by Rachel Miklaszewski
What does it feel like to try something new or take on a new challenge? On the front end, there might be excitement or worry. Eventually, however, those new or…
April 24th, 2017 by Indira Dammu
Tennessee proposes to use ESSA to continue efforts that have led to the recent academic gains while introducing new state-specific approaches to bring more success to more students.
April 20th, 2017 by Courtney Bell
In districts across Tennessee, exciting things are happening in K-2 literacy. What’s behind these great moments? In each of these districts, teachers are trying out new instructional materials to support students’ reading and listening comprehension. So far, they’re seeing lessons that better reflect the demands of the Tennessee ELA standards and significant development in students’ abilities.
April 6th, 2017 by Rachel Miklaszewski
Three Tennessee teachers sit down with the SCORE Sheet to discuss how Tennessee's state test, TNReady, gives them information on their students' progress and plays a role in shaping how they teach. This interview is part of the SCORE Sheet's monthly Coffee and Conversation series.
April 4th, 2017 by Rachel Miklaszewski
TNReady, Tennessee’s state test that better measures student progress, uses a few different types of question formats to give students a variety of ways to show what the know and can do. But for parents and older students who might be used to tests that rely predominantly or entirely on multiple-choice questions, it’s important to know that TNReady is different.
April 4th, 2017 by SCORE
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has released this statement from Executive Chairman and CEO Jamie Woodson about the Every Student Succeeds Act plan that the Tennessee Department of…