Data Downloads & Requests
The department releases data for the public to use and analyze for research purposes.
All data downloads on this page are Excel files.
Tennessee Educator Survey
The survey offers a pulse check on major state initiatives and provides actionable feedback for policymakers at the state, district, and school levels. The surveys are conducted in partnership with the Tennessee Consortium on Research, Evaluation, and Development at Vanderbilt University.
Profile & Demographic Information
The Profile files provide the district and school names (where appropriate), the number of students in each demographic classification as well as other pertinent data points about each district/school. Some enrollment figures may differ from Accountability, Achievement and Attendance files due to timing of data capture.
The accountability files provide student counts and proficiency-level breakdowns at the school, district, and state levels for subjects using in accountability determinations. Grades and subjects are combined according to accountability business rules to arrive at the totals in these files. Results are suppressed where the number of valid test scores is less than 10 (this is denoted by a single asterisk *). In these files, suppression also occurs where any individual proficiency level is less than 1% or greater than 99% at the state and district level, or less than 5% or greater than 95% at the school level (this is denoted by two asterisks**). Please note that due to the suspension of testing in grade 3–8 that no accountability determinations were made for the 2015–16 school year.
The assessment files include data at the subject and grade level for grades 3-8 and for each of the following End-of-Course tests: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, Integrated Math III, Biology I, Chemistry, English I, English II, English III, and US History. Data are included both for all students and by demographic groups. These files include the number enrolled, the number of valid scores, and the number and percent of students scoring at each performance level. Results are suppressed where the number of valid test scores is less than ten (this is denoted by a single asterisk*). In these files, suppression also occurs where any individual proficiency level is less than 1% or greater than 99% at the state and district level, or less than 5% or greater than 95% at the school level (this is denoted by two asterisks**). Please note that due to the suspension of testing in grade 3–8 that no accountability determinations were made for the 2015–16 school year.
This file provides average scores for each school on the six accountability indicators in Tennessee's ESSA plan. The file includes indicator scores for all schools as well as the indicator scores for specific student groups within the school. Overall indicator scores take into account the performance of all students as well as specific student groups. Indicator scores range from 0-4, with 4 being the highest. Schools will have a blank indicator score if they do not have enough data for that specific indicator. Possible reasons include but are not limited to schools having less than the 30 valid tests or only one year of data. For more information on suppression rules, please see the Accountability protocol.
Starting with the 2015-16 data files, schools’ and districts’ average scores and percentages are calculated using the highest scores students earn in the three years preceding their graduation only for those students who are counted as graduates for a given school or district, depending on the file. Please note that in prior years the data reflected the most recent scores for students who were expected to graduate in a given year whether they graduated that year or not.
The Achievement files provide the district and school names and numbers (where appropriate), the TCAP writing assessment scores, 3-year ACT averages, and 1-year ACT averages. In addition, the files provide the letter grades assigned for the TCAP assessments and the trends associated with the scores.
District- and School-level NCE
This includes percent of student scoring on track and mastered on the 2016-17 state assessment for combined race and gender groups by subject, grade, and district. Results are suppressed where the number of valid test scores is less than ten (this is denoted by a single asterisk *). In these files, suppression also occurs where any individual proficiency level is less than 1% or greater than 99% at the state and district level, or less than 5% or greater than 95% at the school level (this is denoted by two asterisks**).
The annual Parent Involvement Survey is utilized to collect and report data on each district and public school's current level of practice addressing Tennessee's six parental involvement standards and the tools used to implement those standards. The survey is completed by a building principal or an appropriate designee for each public school and compiled and submitted to the department. The deadline for submission of the Parent Involvement Survey for 2017-18 was May 28, 2018.
The Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) measures the impact schools and teachers have on their students' academic progress. TVAAS measures student growth, not whether the student is proficient on the state assessment. TVAAS composites are scores that assess growth at the school level, based on student performance across all available subjects and grades on state assessments. For districts that opted to test students in grades K-2 when the K-2 assessment was available, those scores are also included in the TVAAS composite.
TVAAS composites are reported on a 1-5 scale and are one-year scores. Overall, TVAAS composite includes all available data from the K-2 assessment (SAT-10) and all applicable TCAP and EOC tests. The TVAAS literacy composite includes all literacy-focused tests included in the overall TVAAS composite. The TVAAS numeracy composite includes all numeracy-focused tests included in the overall TVAAS composite. Similarly, the science composites include all science-related tests and the social studies composites (first available in 2016) include all social studies tests. Please note that all 2016 TVAAS composites only include data from EOC assessments and, where applicable, data from the optional K-2 assessment.
District Wide TVAAS
School Wide TVAAS
Rules for Effectiveness Level Determination
Level 5, Most Effective: Significant evidence that the school's students made more progress than the Growth Standard (the school's index is 2 or greater).
Level 4, Above Average Effectiveness: Moderate evidence that the school's students made more progress than the Growth Standard (the school's index is between 1 and 2).
Level 3, Average Effectiveness: Evidence that the school's students made progress similar to the Growth Standard (the school's index is between -1 and 1).
Level 2, Approaching Average Effectiveness: Moderate evidence that the school's students made less progress than the Growth Standard (the school's index is between -2 and -1).
Level 1, Least Effective: Significant evidence that the school's students made less progress than the Growth Standard (the school's index is less than -2).
Note: When an index falls exactly on the boundary between two numbers, the higher growth level is assigned.
Other Relevant Links
- Course Correlations Document - This document contains all active course codes and the endorsements codes that teachers may have to teach each course, as well as important additional information about each course.
- Data Definitions - Explanations on the data presented on the data downloads page
- Data Requests - To request data not available above (confidential, student-level, etc.)
- Department Reports - Reports on this page include the Annual Statistical Report, Annual Report from the Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and Virtual Education Report
- District Crosswalks - The district to county crosswalk categorizes each school district by county. Please note that the ASD is listed as Shelby County. The inter-departmental crosswalk reflects districts’ CORE region, as well as grand divisions, LWIA regions and regions related to ECD/Pathways.
- District and School Accountability - Learn more about Tennessee Department of Education Accountability System
- NAEP - The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what our nation’s students know and can do. It has served as a national yardstick of student achievement since 1969.
- Research and Policy Briefs - Department researchers study our initiatives to determine the effectiveness of our work. In addition to sharing this research with the public, department leadership uses it to make future policy decisions.
- Teacher Prep Report Card - The Teacher Preparation Report Card presents data on the effectiveness of providers preparing Tennessee teachers.
- Tennessee State Report Card - The Tennessee Department of Education releases an annual Report Card on Tennessee schools. This report displays state, district and school-level data for each school year. It includes information on demographics, achievement, academic growth, attendance, graduation rate and more.