• Letter From Jamie Woodson: Helping Parents And Teachers Use TNReady Reports For Greater Learning

    September 20th, 2017 by

    SCORE and the Expect More, Achieve More Coalition are both committed to ensuring excellence in education for all students. The coalition has created information for parents and teachers about the importance and use of the TNReady reports. Parents can utilize the reports to help their child's learning continue beyond the classroom, and teachers can use the reports to help inform their teaching practices. We want to know whether students are on track for being prepared for school, career, and life.

  • ACT Senior Retake: A Growing Opportunity

    September 14th, 2017 by

    An analysis of the 2016 ACT retake showed clear opportunities to boost its impact this year. For instance, students who were most likely to increase overall were those with an initial composite score of 17 or below. However, students in this score range were underrepresented among students who participated in the retake. In order to increase access and equitable participation in the ACT retake, we engineered several important changes for the 2017 ACT retake.

  • Helping Tennessee Students By Exploring The Connections Between Health And Learning

    September 12th, 2017 by

    Four hundred education and health professionals from across Tennessee explored ways to advance student health and academic achievement at the Better Health, Better Learning summit in Nashville. The August 28…

  • Teacher Planning Cycles Increase Student Vocabulary and Knowledge

    September 8th, 2017 by

    When we think of early literacy, we often think of foundational skills and phonics instruction—the mechanics of learning to read. But there’s another, equally important task during early grades: building vocabulary and knowledge of the world through engagement with rich, complex text.

  • Jamie Woodson: Approved Tennessee Succeeds Plan Advances Tennessee-Specific Solutions For Students

    August 30th, 2017 by

    The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has released the following statement from Executive Chairman and CEO Jamie Woodson about approval from the U.S. Department of Education for Tennessee’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan.

  • STEM Designation Available For Qualified Tennessee Schools

    August 29th, 2017 by

    The Tennessee STEM School Designation process, developed under the guidance of the Tennessee Department of Education STEM Leadership Council as a component of the state’s STEM Strategic Plan, was created to provide a roadmap for integrating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) strategies into their instruction and design and to recognize schools for their use of promising practices. The application cycle for the 2017-2018 school year is open through the end of September.

  • Letter From Jamie Woodson: The Undeniable Connection Between Student Learning And Student Health

    August 24th, 2017 by

    Every school day, educators across Tennessee see students who are struggling to learn while struggling with health issues. Research supports their field experiences: There is an undeniable connection between health and education. On Monday, August 28, SCORE will partner with NashvilleHealth for Better Health, Better Learning: A Conversation on Tennessee Student Success.

  • Reflection On The Retirement Of My Most Remarkable Teacher

    August 21st, 2017 by

    I know that not all students will fall in love with politics like I did, but I hope that students can all have teachers like Mrs. Staub.

  • Kickstart the School Year: Total Solar Eclipse 8.21.17

    August 14th, 2017 by

    The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) wants to provide educators and students materials to help them prepare for the historic solar eclipse on August 21.  Don’t be surprised by this unexpected plunge into darkness and a nearly 20-degree drop in temperature for over two minutes! 

  • Algebra I: A Tale of Advocacy And Expectations

    August 10th, 2017 by

    My story is not uncommon from many students of color, but the only difference for me is that I had a teacher who advocated for me, and a mom who was determined to make sure that I received the education that I deserved.

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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).