2021 Tennessee Educator Survey

The Tennessee Educator Survey (TES) is the most important annual survey used to understand the experiences of educators across Tennessee. Each year, the department and Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) gather this information to empower stakeholders and decision-makers across the state to better meet the needs of teachers. We thank the more than 40,000 educators who participated in this year’s survey. 

Explore the survey results  to review state, district, and school level results in depth.  

Read the 2021 survey brief for an overview of key findings including:

  • Tennessee educators’ top COVID-19 related concern was students missing instructional time during the school year. Teachers indicated fewer challenges for in-person instruction than for remote learning during the 2020-21 school year.
  • High school teachers indicated more work is needed to help middle school students explore career pathways.
  • Despite a challenging school year, job satisfaction and perceptions of school climate remains positive among Tennessee educators – continuing a positive trend that began in 2018.
  • The Tennessee Educator Survey is a partnership of the Department of Education and the Tennessee Research Alliance (TERA). To learn more about the survey from our partners at TERA, visit Tennessee Educator Survey, read the two-page survey overview, or direct further questions about survey administration to tned.research.alliance@vanderbilt.edu.


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