• All Across Tennessee, High Schools Seniors Are Taking Their Next Steps To Their Future

    May 30th, 2017 by

    Cue the Pomp and Circumstance and break out your graduation robes! From every corner of the state, high school seniors have been celebrating their successful conclusion of their K-12 education and preparing for what comes next.

  • Teach Today. Change Tomorrow: Empowering Current Teachers, Inspiring New Teachers

    May 25th, 2017 by

    This post is part of Coffee and Conversation, a monthly interview series that highlights impactful, interesting work affecting Tennessee education. Nashville Teachers Carrie Ott and Leticia Skae, and SCORE's Elizabeth Vincent join us to talk about Teach Today. Change Tomorrow, a campaign to inspire the next generation of Tennessee teachers. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

  • Dreaming Big Dreams for Students At Home, In Class, At The Statehouse

    May 11th, 2017 by

    I've spent this legislative session as the Government Relations Fellow for SCORE. After spending the prior year working in different facets of the legislature, I was excited to have the opportunity to focus in on a specific section of policy, especially education since I know how life changing education can be.

  • Technology And Effective Teaching Boost Student Achievement

    May 3rd, 2017 by

    A quiet revolution has been underway in K-12 education. Sparked by the promise that learning can be truly personalized, a vanguard of education leaders are transforming how teachers teach and students learn through technology.

  • Parents and Teachers Tell Tennessee Students, ‘Don’t Stress, Do Your Best’ On TNReady

    April 25th, 2017 by

    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…

  • The Importance of Strong Literacy Instructional Materials

    April 20th, 2017 by

    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.

  • Check out Eight Sample Questions to Get a Feel for TNReady

    April 4th, 2017 by

    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.

  • The Volunteer State Is Stepping Up to Support Military Students in School

    March 16th, 2017 by

    SCORE and the Expect More, Achieve More Coalition are both committed to ensuring excellence in education for all our students. By raising awareness about the difficulties Tennessee military families face and by providing supports to those families and their students, we move forward in that goal of academic excellence and we also better serve those who serve our country.

  • A SCORE Graduate Fellow Explains His Path from Teacher to Student to Fellow

    March 14th, 2017 by

    While my time at Vanderbilt has been invaluable in providing the theoretical foundations for the next steps in my career, SCORE has helped define and refine many of the specific skills that will be used in my future. Since I joined the team as a graduate fellow last fall, SCORE has given me an opportunity to marry my newly-polished skills with practical applications. SCORE is a dynamic organization that values communication, constant improvement, and a deep focus on students. SCORE emphasizes research, innovation, accuracy, and collaboration. Underscoring this culture is a sense of urgency and belief in all students in Tennessee.

  • Parents, Learn More about TNReady – a Test That Matters

    March 9th, 2017 by

    Beginning April 17, approximately 600,000 students in Tennessee will sharpen their No. 2 pencils and take TNReady, Tennessee’s new state assessment. There’s a lot of information out there about what TNReady is, why Tennessee kids are taking it, and how you can help them prepare. If you’re a parent and you’re already juggling a half million things – soccer practice, homework, and work – you might feel overwhelmed. Don’t worry – this SCORE Sheet post is for you.

The SCORE Sheet is the online conversation on public education reform in Tennessee and is hosted by SCORE. The blog mirrors SCORE’s collaborative nature and features contributors from Tennessee and across the country including students, parents, teachers, policymakers, community groups, and members of SCORE’s team. Regardless of perspective, contributors share a common goal: that every child graduates from high school prepared for college or the workforce.

Posts on The SCORE Sheet are the opinions of the individual contributors and are not necessarily reflective of the opinions and positions of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE).