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 Third Grade Adequate Growth Data from Summer Learning Camps

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 | 01:47pm

Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education (department) released data on third graders who demonstrated adequate growth from their participation in summer learning camps to move on to fourth grade this school year.

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TDOE Encourages Families to Engage with Student Scores on TCAP Family Portal

Tuesday, August 01, 2023 | 03:00pm

NASHVILLE, TN — As we begin the 2023-24 school year, the Tennessee Department of Education is encouraging all parents and families of students who took the TCAP in grades 3-8 and students who took end-of-course assessments to log in to the TCAP Family Portal for on-demand access to their student’s assessment results and more. The TCAP Family Portal is one of the department’s many free resources that provides districts, schools, families, legislators, and local communities with the tools to give students the best education and opportunities in the classroom and beyond.

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TDOE Releases Final 2023 TCAP 3rd Grade Appeals Data

Wednesday, July 19, 2023 | 03:30pm

Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released final data about third grade retention appeals, as the window for families to submit an appeal of decisions about their student’s potential retention in third grade closed on June 30, 2023.

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