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    Education  Mission

    Districts and schools in Tennessee will exemplify excellence and equity such that all students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to successfully embark upon their chosen path in life.


    Education  Goals

    Graduation Rate


    The majority of high school graduates from the class of 2020 will earn some type of postsecondary certificate, diploma, or degree.

    Reading Proficiency


    75 percent of Tennessee third graders will be proficient in reading by 2025.

    ACT Scores


    The average ACT composite score in Tennessee will be 21 by 2020.

    Nation's Report Card Ranking

    Nation's Report
    Card Ranking

    Tennessee will rank in the top half of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the nation’s report card, by 2019.

    Education Priorities

    Early Foundations & Literacy

    Early Foundations & Literacy

    Building skills in early grades to contribute to future success

    High School & Bridge to Postsecondary

    High School & Bridge to Postsecondary

    Preparing significantly more students for postsecondary completion

    All Means All

    All Means All

    Providing individualized support and opportunities for all students with a focus on those who are furthest behind

    Educator Support

    Educator Support

    Supporting the preparation and development of an exceptional educator workforce

    District Empowerment

    District Empowerment

    Providing districts with the tools and autonomy they need to make the best decisions for students

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