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Data Releases

Each year, Tennessee tracks the performance of students across schools and districts. Individual data releases are organized below by release date. The data will also appear in the annual Report Card, which comes out each fall. For more about Tennessee’s accountability system, visit the accountability page.


Nov 1: 2012 Report Card released (Report Card | press release)

Aug. 27: 2011-12 Reward Schools named (Reward School List | press release)

Aug. 22: 2012 Tennessee ACT scores released (press release)

Aug. 13: 2011-12 Focus and Priority Schools named (Focus School List | Priority School List | press release)


Public Notice

The Tennessee Department of Education is requesting a Tydings waiver to extend its SRCL Formula Grant funds to Sept. 30, 2013. The purpose of this grant is to maintain a statewide Literacy Team to assist the department in developing and sustaining a comprehensive literacy plan.

If you have comments regarding the requested waivers, please provide in writing via e-mail to

All comments will be included in the state’s waiver requests to the U.S. Department of Education.

About the Tennessee Department of Education

The Tennessee Department of Education supports educators in 136 districts across the state, serving more than 930,000 students. The department strives to make Tennessee the fastest-improving state in the nation, through education reforms that raise standards for students and narrow achievement gaps.

Central to our ambitious plan for improvement are our First to the Top initiatives, No Child Left Behind waiver and adoption of Common Core State Standards.

A department Fact Sheet contains more information, including figures and commonly used terms. (PDF)

Communications Office Contact Information:

Kelli Gauthier, Communications Director
Office: (615) 532-7817