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Tennessee Department of Education, 2017
The Read to be Ready campaign emerged from the startling reality of Tennessee's reading achievement data. Only one-third of Tennessee fourth graders scored proficient in the last administration of National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) in 2015. Equally concerning, students who fell behind in the early years almost never caught up in…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, At Risk Students, Reading Comprehension
Tennessee Department of Education, 2017
The research is clear: reading proficiently prepares students for lifelong success. Unfortunately, Tennessee students have fallen behind their peers across the nation in reading. Over the past several years, the results in reading have remained stagnant and, in some cases, have declined. In 2015, on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Achievement, Low Achievement, Elementary School Students
Tennessee Department of Education, 2015
Education in Tennessee is on the rise. With the close of the Race to the Top era, Tennessee saw striking successes in student achievement that also called attention to the continued need to ensure students' long-term success. Tennessee is now launching a new chapter and if successful districts and schools in Tennessee will exemplify excellence and…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Equal Education
Tennessee Department of Education, 2012
In the summer of 2011, the Tennessee Department of Education contracted with the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) to provide a four-day training for all evaluators across the state. NIET trained more than 5,000 evaluators intensively in the state model (districts using alternative instruments delivered their own training).…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Evaluators, Interrater Reliability