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Tennessee Academic Standards

The Tennessee Curriculum Standards outline what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.

Read To Be Ready

Tennessee plans to raise its reading scores among students with an initiative aimed at getting 75 percent of all third-graders proficient in reading by 2025.

Since the success of a student hinges on his/her ability to read by third grade, the Read to be Ready campaign promotes bettering reading education in the state at an early age. 

To guide the campaign, the state also has compiled a report offering four recommendations to increase reading scores: stronger literacy instruction; ensuring districts and schools have resources to teach reading; improving outreach for students who are struggling; and increased research and training in reading initiatives in districts.


TN Ready

TNReady is a part of the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) and is designed to assess true student understanding, not just basic memorization and test-taking skills. It is a way to assess what our students know and what we can do to help them succeed in the future.

Students in third through eighth grade take TNReady assessments in English language arts, math, science, and social studies at the end of each school year.

TN Ready Score Reports

The TNReady score reports provide detailed and clear information about individual student achievement in order to help families, students, and educators better understand a student's strengths and areas of improvement. The score reports show how a student performed when compared to subject and grade-level expectations. Each score report—such a fifth-grade student's math report—explains student performance based on the following performance levels: mastered, on track, approaching, or below.  Additionally, the score reports show how a student's performance compared with other students in their school, district, and state on that same test.

Elementary and Middle School: Students in third through eighth grade will receive newly designed score reports for ELA, math, and social studies. These students will also receive science score reports, but the science reports will maintain the old formatting. Score reports from the 2016-17 school year will be mailed to districts in fall 2017 for distribution.

District/State Testing Schedule

District and State testing dates for the 2017-2018 school.  Information will be updated as necessary.

Homeschooling in Tennessee

Provides information parents need to meet state requirements for homeschooling.

Report Card on Tennessee Schools

Provides current and archived Tennessee Schools Report Card information.

Tennessee Academic Vocabulary

Lists important academic terms and phrases necessary to learn new content in mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies.  Listed by grade level.

Educator Licensure Information

This site may be used to access educator licensure information for persons who are licensed to teach in the state of Tennessee. Provides information about the qualification of teachers and paraprofessionals.

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