Memphis schools show gains, but remain well behind statewide figures. See how your district performed.

46% proficiency rate is the highest since the state raised its academic standards in 2010.

The revised policy also requires more tutoring for struggling readers who advance to fifth grade.

Lawmakers send bill to the governor, who signaled that he'll sign it

Senate and House still at odds over how to revise a 2021 reading and retention law

The proposal would widen criteria for determining which students could be held back — and give parents a say.

In a rare action, the state Board of Education passed a resolution questioning whether the 2021 law targets the right age group.

The Tennessee State Board of Education approved the calculation during a meeting Friday, but some members said lawmakers should take another look at the law for struggling readers.

The 2021 law that vexed third grade families last year offers fewer promotion pathways this year

No testing requirements, anti-discrimination language, or program evaluation plan are included.

How will they be calculated? Will they matter? Chalkbeat gives a preview.

Grades will be released in December. Revised criteria mark a big change of course under a new leader.

Improvement in math tracks statewide trend, but proficiency rates lag behind pre-pandemic levels.

Results offer localized snapshot of how school systems are doing with pandemic recovery.

The results suggest that Tennessee’s early investments in summer learning camps and intensive tutoring are paying off.

But up to 60% of third graders could be at risk of being held back as a stricter reading law kicks in.