ERIC Number: ED483945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Master Plan for Tennessee Schools: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century.
Tennessee State Board of Education
This report is prepared annually by the State Board of Education and the Commissioner of Education in accordance with the Public Education Governance Reform Act (1984). It sets forth performance goals established for Tennessee school systems in accordance with the Education Improvement Act (1992) and provides a summary of data needed to evaluate progress under the Board's Master Plan. The Master Plan defines an environment in which local school systems and the state can work together for improvement. The plan provides a blueprint to achieve a seamless system of education from pre-kindergarten through higher education. The plan identifies nine Key Result Areas (KRAs), sets goals for those areas, specifies strategies to achieve the goals, and notes measures of progress for each goal. Strategies in each of the nine key areas are aligned so that the overall goal of student learning can be accomplished. The plan identifies new costs to implement the strategies and proposed improvements in the Basic Education Program funding formula. The Master Plan targets five priority areas where focused action can bring about important and sustainable improvements that will impact student learning: Early Childhood Education; Reading; Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners; Teaching Quality Enhancement; and School Leadership.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Public Education, Instructional Leadership, Educational Change, Governance, Funding Formulas, Master Plans
State Board of Education, 9th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243-1050. Tel: 615-741-2966; Fax: 615-741-0371; Web site: http://www.state.tn.us/sbe.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Board of Education, Nashville.