Education is changing daily in Tennessee, and SCORE communicates regularly about these developments with stakeholders, educators, parents, and the public at large.

Letter From Jamie Woodson: A Pause On Student Assessment? A Big Step Back For Students.

Dear Friends, Tennessee has long believed that an annual statewide assessment is central to student achievement growth. When Tennessee aligned annual assessment with our high academic standards, we saw unprecedented growth in student achievement. Recently, we have been discouraged by calls to pause or stop Tennessee’s annual assessment. Although there have been significant challenges, now…

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Letter From Jamie Woodson: Leadership Is A Lever To Lift Students To Greater Academic Heights

Dear Friends, “We rise by lifting others” – Robert G. Ingersoll Educators devote their professional lives to lifting others, and strong leadership is crucial to providing the support necessary for accomplishing great things for students. As SCORE prepared the report, Excellence For All: How Tennessee Can Lift Our Students To Best In The Nation, we…

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High Expectations, Rigorous Assessment, And Closing The Honesty Gap In Tennessee

Honesty is the best policy, especially when we are talking about student achievement. In separate reports, Harvard University researchers and the nonprofit organization Achieve, have identified Tennessee as a national leader in erasing the gap between measures of student proficiency on statewide assessments and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Eleven years ago, such…

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SCORE Selects 37 Educators For 2018-19 Tennessee Educator Fellowship

NASHVILLE – Thirty-seven educators have been selected for the 2018-19 class of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship, the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) announced today.  “The Tennessee Educator Fellowship has brought together dynamic and talented educators who are passionate advocates for education policies and practices that can improve student achievement,” SCORE Executive Chairman and CEO Jamie…

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