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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
Tennessee Department of Education, 2015
In keeping with the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated 49-1-201(12), this Annual Statistical and Financial Report for the scholastic year ending June 30, 2015, provides a numerical record of information describing the condition of education in the state of Tennessee. The report provides the following information: (1) Public School Officers;…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, State Boards of Education, State Departments of 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
Pratt, Tony – Tennessee Department of Education, 2014
This report describes an analysis by the Tennessee Department of Education's Office of Research and Policy that proposes a second quantitative metric for assessing the practicality and usefulness of the ratings that teacher evaluators are giving to the teachers they observe by looking at the range of ratings given. The idea of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Observation, Evaluators, Feedback (Response)
Dawkins, Shardae – Tennessee Department of Education, 2014
Starting in 2014-15, districts across the state of Tennessee must implement a Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI[superscript 2]) plan. RTI[superscript 2] is an instructional framework which provides ongoing monitoring of student performance and progress through the use of universal student screeners and interventions targeted at…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, School Districts, Knowledge Level
Pratt, Tony; Booker, Laura – Tennessee Department of Education, 2014
While most teachers in Tennessee remain in their positions for many years, it is also the case that some of the most effective teachers depart each year, either to go teach in a different school, a different district, or sometimes to leave the profession entirely. Not all of these moves are avoidable, but finding ways to retain as many high…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Effectiveness, Public School Teachers, School Districts
Tennessee Department of Education, 2014
In keeping with the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated 49-1-201(12), this Annual Statistical and Financial Report for the scholastic year ending June 30, 2014, provides a numerical record of information describing the condition of education in the state of Tennessee. The report provides the following information: (1) Public School Officers;…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, State Boards of Education, State Departments of Education
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
Booker, Laura Neergaard – Tennessee Department of Education, 2013
During the spring and summer of 2012, the Tennessee Department of Education trained about 200 Common Core Coaches who then went on to facilitate summer trainings for thousands of the state's third through eighth grade math teachers. The following summer, the training sessions reached nearly 30,000 teachers across the state, covering math, English…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Common Core State Standards, Coaching (Performance)
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
Tennessee Department of Education, 2013
In keeping with the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated 49-1-201(12), this Annual Statistical and Financial Report for the scholastic year ending June 30, 2013, provides a numerical record of information describing the condition of education in the state of Tennessee. The report provides the following information: (1) Public School Officers;…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, State Boards of Education, State Departments of 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
Huffman, Kevin – Tennessee Department of Education, 2011
This paper presents the testimony of Kevin Huffman, Tennessee Commissioner of Education, before the House Committee on Education and Labor. He talks about the work done by the Tennessee Department of Education to improve education for the nearly 950,000 public school students in Tennessee. He starts by providing some context about his and his…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Teacher Evaluation, Public School Teachers
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