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Tennessee Department of Education Personalized Learning Task Force Outlines Next Steps to Help Tailor Teaching for Each Student

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education announced new steps forward in its work to personalize learning for all students today, with a report that outlines key strategies and actions the department will take to support school districts in this area.

The report, which comes from the state’s Personalized Learning Task Force, is the result of 10 months of discussions and research and includes recommendations to guide personalized learning and align the work across the state to the department’s strategic plan, Tennessee Succeeds.

Tennessee Department of Education Task Force focused on blended learning, predictive analytics, micro-credentialing and competency-based education.

Tennessee Department of Education Task Force focused on blended learning, predictive analytics, micro-credentialing and competency-based education.

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Tennessee Students the Fastest Improving in the Nation in Science

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced that Tennessee students are the fastest improving in the nation in science, according to the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly known as the Nation’s Report Card.

The last time fourth and eighth grade students both took NAEP science was 2009, and the 2015 NAEP results show Tennessee is the only state to grow faster than the nation in both grades with Tennessee students doubling the average national growth.

Tennessee is the Only State to Grow Faster than Nation in Both Grades on NAEP since 2009

Tennessee is the Only State to Grow Faster than Nation in Both Grades on NAEP since 2009

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Tennessee High School Students Awarded almost 7,500 More College Credits

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that nearly 7,500 more postsecondary credits were awarded to Tennessee public school students in 2016 when compared to 2014.

Additionally, more students than ever before in Tennessee are taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams, with 27,699 students taking one or more exam in 2016—up 8.8 percent from last year.

Nearly 7,500 more postsecondary credits were awarded to Tennessee High School Students in 2016 than in 2014.

Nearly 7,500 more postsecondary credits were awarded to Tennessee High School Students in 2016 than in 2014.

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Tennessee Department of Education Advances Reading Goals Through New Coaching Network

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the launch of the Read to be Ready coaching network.

Two-hundred coaches and two-thirds of Tennessee school districts are participating in the new coaching network that is designed to provide intensive support and professional learning opportunities for educators focused on early grades reading.

The new coaching network builds on the work started by 20 Read to be Ready summer programs across the state, which were aimed at improving the reading and writing development of first, second and third grade students who were the furthest behind in reading.

Tennessee Department of Education launches Read to be Ready coaching network

Tennessee Department of Education launches Read to be Ready coaching network

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System Parent Stanley Woodall selected Volunteer of the Year

 

Woodall chosen by Tennessee School Boards Association

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – Stanley Woodall, the school system’s Parent Ambassador for Sango Elementary School, has been selected to receive the 2016 Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Mid-Cumberland School Volunteer Recognition Award.

Woodall was recognized Thursday night at the TSBA Fall District Meeting at Stewart County Middle School.

Tennessee School Boards Association picks CMCSS Parent Stanley Woodall as Volunteer of the Year.

Tennessee School Boards Association picks CMCSS Parent Stanley Woodall as Volunteer of the Year.

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Tennessee Department of Department Highlights Successful Practices that Help Students Catch Up in Early Grades

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education released a report that analyzes the outcomes at schools that implemented a statewide model focused on addressing students’ individual learning needs, called Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2).

Most notably, the report identifies what strategies have been used by schools that helped a high percentage of their non-proficient third grade students move to proficiency in English language arts and math between the 2013 and 2015 school years.

Tennessee Department of Education report shows Response to Instruction and Intervention program helps address individual students needs.

Tennessee Department of Education report shows Response to Instruction and Intervention program helps address individual students needs.

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New Report Outlines Innovative Steps for Creating Transformational Leadership Pipelines in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education is releasing a new report from the state’s Transformational Leadership Advisory Council, which recognized the importance of developing school leaders as a critical lever for supporting student achievement.

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen convened the advisory council in October 2015, and it included representatives from the state, advocacy organizations, national stakeholders, higher education, and school districts.

Support the development, expansion, and evaluation of regional providers that focus on innovative leader development models in Tennessee

Support the development, expansion, and evaluation of regional providers that focus on innovative leader development models in Tennessee

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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 Educator Survey Highlights Positive School Cultures, Benefits of Evaluation

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The vast majority of Tennessee educators feel positively about the climate in their schools, and more teachers than ever are finding value in the statewide evaluation system, according to the results out today from the 2016 Tennessee Educator Survey.

This is the sixth year the state surveyed all of its educators to gather their feedback, and the results show Tennessee teachers feel increasingly supported, with 86 percent saying instructional time is protected by their administration—which improved for the third year in a row.

2016 Tennessee Educator Survey results released.

2016 Tennessee Educator Survey results released.

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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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