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Tennessee Public School Students Set New Record with ACT Average Score of 20.1

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced that Tennessee public school students have crossed a new threshold, earning an average composite score of 20.1 on the ACT.

Tennessee public high school students improved from the 2016 average of 19.9, with more than 3,500 additional students taking the exam this year.

Tennessee School Students earned an average score of 20.1 on the ACT.

Tennessee School Students earned an average score of 20.1 on the ACT.

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Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen Releases Update on State of Education

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Today, Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released an update on the department’s strategic plan, Tennessee Succeeds, providing a snapshot of some of the department’s key work from the past year, progress toward our goals, vision for the work ahead, and picture of the state of education in Tennessee.

Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen

Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen

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Nearly 70,000 Tennessee Public School Students Eligible for Second Statewide ACT Retake Day

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that the state is expanding its ACT Senior Retake Day to all Tennessee public high school students in the class of 2018, totaling nearly 70,000 students.

In addition, the department is making it easier for public school seniors to retake the ACT this fall by offering this second opportunity during the school day in students’ own schools.

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 7

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 7 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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APSU to hold GovNow dual enrollment information session April 4th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On April 4th, Austin Peay State University will hold a GovNow dual enrollment information session for high school juniors and seniors from across Tennessee interested in getting a jump start on their college careers at 6:00pm in the Morgan University Center, room 307 on the APSU campus.

A major component of GovNow (a reference to APSU’s mascot, the Governor) is the incentive that students can earn four college-level classes for free.

Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

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Incoming APSU student Rebecca Armstrong awarded student leadership honor by American Spirit Awards

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Before Northeast High School senior Rebecca Armstrong matriculates to Austin Peay State University this fall, the Clarksville resident will have the unique opportunity to represent the state of Tennessee as a part of the annual American Spirit Awards.

Held June 8th-10th at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, the American Spirit Awards celebrates individuals and organizations whose work reflects the values and spirit of those who served the country during the era of World War II.

Future APSU Student Rebecca Armstrong to be part of annual American Spirit Awards.

Future APSU Student Rebecca Armstrong to be part of annual American Spirit Awards.

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Nearly 1,300 More Tennessee Students Eligible for the HOPE Scholarship

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced that newly released data from ACT show that nearly 1,300 more Tennessee public school students became eligible for the HOPE scholarship in 2016 by achieving composite scores of 21 or higher.

With more Tennessee students than ever before taking the ACT, Tennessee public high school students held steady at a 19.4 average score, whereas nationally scores declined as more students participated.

1,300 more Tennessee public school students became eligible for the HOPE scholarship in 2016

1,300 more Tennessee public school students became eligible for the HOPE scholarship in 2016

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Tennessee Department of Education announces ACT Senior Retake Opportunity

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education announced today the launch of the statewide ACT Senior Retake Opportunity that provides every eligible high school senior, meaning any public school student who took the ACT as a junior, the ability to retake the ACT free of charge on Saturday, October 22nd, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Tennessee’s historical ACT data indicate that students who retake the ACT typically increase their composite score by one to three points.

Eligible high school seniors have the opportunity to retake ACT.

Eligible high school seniors have the opportunity to retake ACT.

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Austin Peay State University can give Residents within 250 miles In-State Tuition Rates

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – If you live or attend high school in a county outside of Tennessee that is within a 250-mile radius of Austin Peay State University, then you qualify for a discounted tuition rate for both undergraduate and graduate programs at Austin Peay.

High school students who have a 22 ACT (or 1020 SAT) or higher are eligible for an additional Provost Scholarship, bringing tuition rates within a few dollars of the University’s in-state rate.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Tennessee Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment Releases Recommendations

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment, comprised of 18 educators and education leaders from across the state, concluded six months of discussions and research as they released more than a dozen recommendations to address concerns about “too much testing” and to ensure the meaningful use of assessments across the state.

Recommendations Reduce Testing Time and Increase Transparency to Help Address Teacher, Parent, and District Concerns

Recommendations Reduce Testing Time and Increase Transparency to Help Address Teacher, Parent, and District Concerns

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