2024 Tennessee Educator Survey

The Tennessee Educator Survey (TES) is the most important annual survey used to understand the experience of educators across Tennessee. Each year, the department and Tennessee Education Research Alliance at Vanderbilt University (TERA) gather this information to empower stakeholders and decision-makers across the state to better meet the needs of teachers. Over 39,000 educators participated in last year’s survey. Learn more about the 2023 Tennessee Educator Survey through the Tennessee Educator Survey 2023 Overview and website.

The 2024 survey is now open and will close on Friday, April 26th! The department sent personalized survey links to all teachers, administrators, and certified staff. Educators who have not received a survey invitation may access our troubleshooting portal and request that their link be sent again to their preferred email address.

Districts and schools with at least a 45% participation rate will receive aggregate results from the survey to inform decisions at the local level. Schools that reach 90 percent overall participation by the end of the survey window become eligible for one of six staff appreciation grants of $5,000.

To learn more about the survey from our partners at the Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA), visit TERA’s Educator Survey webpage, read their one-page survey overview, browse live survey response rates, or direct further questions about survey administration to tned.research.alliance@vanderbilt.edu.

2024 Survey Questions