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 the workforce. The comprehensive report is grounded in extensive research and feedback from educators, higher education faculty, the Tennessee Department of Education, business and philanthropic partners, and other stakeholders.

2018-19 State of Education in Tennessee

“Our challenge to keep improving education really is about nothing less than the future prosperity of our communities and state, from Mountain City to Memphis. We must recommit to this work until our education system – from early learning to career – provides every child in Tennessee the access to and the ability to succeed in achieving the American Dream. Let’s not forget how far we’ve come. Let’s not lose sight of our goals. Let’s move forward together.” – Senator Bill Frist and David Mansouri

Priorities For Progress in 2019

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

  • Help every Tennessee student discover successful routes to college, career, and opportunity

FOUNDATIONS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

  • Champion and maintain the student-focused policies and practices that have driven unprecedented progress in student achievement, with greater emphasis on ensuring equity for all Tennesseans

TEACHERS AND SCHOOL LEADERS

  • Commit to excellent teaching, learning opportunities, and leadership in all Tennessee schools

INNOVATE FOR IMPROVEMENT

  • Foster innovation to accelerate student achievement and address long-standing disparities