The Tennessee Department of Education operates with this vision: 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. The communications team, part of the Office of the Commissioner, supports the communications efforts of the entire department. Based on the department’s five-year strategic plan, Tennessee Succeeds, the department strives to do the following:
-Tennessee will rank in the top half of states on the National Assessment ofEducational Progress (NAEP), or the nation’s Report Card, by 2019.
-The average ACT composite score in Tennessee will be a 21 by 2020.
-The majority of high school graduates from the class 2020 will earn a postsecondary certificate, diploma, or degree.
You can read more about the work of Tennessee teachers at www.tnclassroomchronicles.org.