Tennessee Succeeds Comes To Life

Learn about the department’s new strategic plan, Tennessee Succeeds, and the five priority areas we will focus on to meet our three ambitious goals:

  • Tennessee will rank in the top half of states on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), or the nation’s Report Card, by 2019
  • The average ACT composite score in Tennessee will be a 21 by 2020
  • The majority of high school graduates from the class of 2020 will earn a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree

To read the full strategic plan addressing how we will achieve these goals, visit the department website.  You can also read the 2015-16 Tennessee Teacher of the Year, Cathy Whitehead’s, insight as to how Tennessee Succeeds will benefit our students and our state.