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.

The definition was the most pressing question lingering as thousands of students head to summer school

5 questions with an education leader about the law’s rollout as high-stakes testing is set to begin

District seeks to avoid disruptions during standardized testing

This year’s ‘priority’ designation won’t carry its usual high stakes

Who will be tested, and on what? We address these and other common questions.

Education is expected to be front and center again — with K-12 funding reform at the top of the list