Families play a vital role in a student’s education and a student’s first teacher. The department is focused on transparency and providing on-demand access to actionable data and resources for Tennessee parents, families, and stakeholders to continue partnering in this essential work.

We are committed to engaging with parents and families by providing access to data from our strategic initiatives to drive positive outcomes and data-driven decisions at each level of our state’s K-12 public education system. Tennessee will continue accelerating positive learning outcomes and providing access to the best resources, instruction, and supports for all students and educators.

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Latest News for Families


TDOE Releases 2023 TCAP District-Level Averages for 3rd Grade ELA to Support Family Decision-Making

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | 01:00pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released district-level TCAP average scores for third grade ELA from the spring 2023 TCAP administration. Access the 2023 TCAP ELA average scores for each district here.

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Tennessee Makes Historic Gains in Third Grade Reading, Offers Strong Support for Students

Monday, May 22, 2023 | 01:03pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released statewide average scores that show historic gains in third grade reading after the launch of a new, comprehensive K-3 literacy strategy for Tennessee public schools. The department also shared multiple pathways to support student promotion to fourth grade.

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TDOE Promotes 2023 Spring TCAP to Support Students & Families

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | 09:00am

NASHVILLE, TN – This month, the Tennessee Department of Education is promoting the annual Tennessee Comprehensive Assessments Program (TCAP), which is being administered to students in grades 3-8 from April 17 – May 5, to ensure students can show what they know and families have resources on how best to support and prepare their students for test day.

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