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Tennessee Department of Education, 2022
The Tennessee Department of Education's office of coordinated school health (CSH) works with every school district in the state to address all aspects of student health, with a special emphasis on reducing Tennessee's childhood obesity rates. Encouraging adequate physical activity and providing physical education for all students are the central…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Comprehensive School Health Education, State Standards
Tennessee Department of Education, 2021
The Tennessee Department of Education's office of coordinated school health (CSH) works with every school district in the state to address all aspects of student health, with a special emphasis on reducing Tennessee's childhood obesity rates. Encouraging adequate physical activity and providing physical education for all students are the central…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Comprehensive School Health Education, Physical Education
Tennessee Department of Education, 2020
The Tennessee Department of Education's office of coordinated school health (CSH) works with every school district in the state to address all aspects of student health, with a special emphasis on reducing Tennessee's childhood obesity rates. Encouraging adequate physical activity and providing physical education for all students are the central…
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Health Behavior
Tennessee Department of Education, 2019
The Tennessee Department of Education's office of coordinated school health (CSH) works with every school district in the state to address all aspects of student health, with a special emphasis on reducing Tennessee's childhood obesity rates. Encouraging adequate physical activity and providing physical education for all students are the central…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health Behavior, Physical Activity Level, State Standards
Tennessee Department of Education, 2018
In 2014, Tennessee launched a statewide initiative known as Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI[superscript 2]) aimed at better supporting students' individual learning needs. RTI[superscript 2] is a framework for teaching and learning that includes regular screenings to identify student areas of need and a tiered model of intervention…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, State Programs
Tennessee Department of Education, 2018
School safety is a critical issue that has steadily gained more attention over the past two decades. High-profile school shootings like the tragic incident at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have reignited calls to address school security and behavioral health so that all students have access to a safe learning environment.…
Descriptors: School Safety, School Security, Emergency Programs, School Size
Tennessee Department of Education, 2017
The majority of Tennessee ninth graders graduate from high school, but far fewer make the leap to postsecondary education. Recently launched statewide initiatives have fundamentally shifted the educational landscape, substantially reducing barriers to postsecondary access. The state now stands at the cusp of a historical transformation where it…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, High School Students, Postsecondary Education, Barriers
Tennessee Department of Education, 2017
In September 2015, Commissioner Candice McQueen and senior leadership at the Tennessee Department of Education laid out goals and priorities for Tennessee's students and a plan to reach these goals. This strategic plan, Tennessee Succeeds, aimed to give a clear, overarching vision for the key strategies the department would focus on in order to…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Alignment (Education), Accountability
Tennessee Department of Education, 2017
The division of college, career and technical education (CCTE) of the Tennessee Department of Education established the office of postsecondary coordination and alignment in 2012 for the purpose of expanding and promoting early postsecondary opportunities (EPSOs) for all high school students across the state. The office is also charged with…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Departments of Education, Alignment (Education), Postsecondary Education
Tennessee Department of Education, 2015
The Tennessee Department of Education explored course enrollment patterns in an effort to better understand in which courses students are enrolling and whether course enrollment policies and procedures are promoting students' interests. This report focuses on eighth grade Algebra I enrollment, which can propel students to take more rigorous math…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Secondary School Mathematics, Algebra
Tennessee Department of Education, 2015
The Tennessee Department of Education explored course enrollment patterns in an effort to better understand in which courses students are enrolling and whether course enrollment policies and procedures are promoting students' interests. This report focuses on math course enrollment patterns throughout high school by following the 2013-14 twelfth…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, High School Students, Grade 12, Enrollment Trends
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
Batiwalla, Mary – Tennessee Department of Education, 2014
In 2013, Tennessee counted nearly 7,000 students in the senior cohort whose academic skills when they entered high school suggested they were on track to earn college credits through Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Yet just over half of these students actually graduated with an AP credit, and less than a third of the economically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Barriers, Access to Education, Enrollment
Tennessee Department of Education, 2013
Tennessee has undertaken several wide-ranging reforms aimed at educator practice and effectiveness over the past several years, including the launch of a new teacher evaluation system, modification of teacher tenure policy, and initial implementation of Common Core State Standards. This report from the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE)…
Descriptors: Teacher Retirement, Trend Analysis, Educational Policy, Teacher Effectiveness
Tennessee Department of Education, 2013
Across Tennessee, student test scores have risen steadily in every subject since tests were revised in 2009-10, so that nearly 91,000 additional students are performing at grade level in math and nearly 52,000 additional students are performing at grade level in science. This report focuses on some of the schools that are making this possible.…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains