The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Begin­ning in Decem­ber 2018, a new law, the Every Stu­dent Suc­ceeds Act (ESSA) requires states to rate schools. In Ten­nessee, schools will receive a let­ter (A-F) grade. The Ten­nessee Edu­ca­tion­al Equi­ty Coali­tion is com­mit­ted to help­ing you under­stand what the grades mean and what you can do to get involved. Suc­cess­ful imple­men­ta­tion of this new grad­ing sys­tem requires col­lab­o­ra­tion between com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers, edu­ca­tors, par­ents and stu­dents. While grades will not be assigned until late 2018, there is still plen­ty advo­cates can do now. Down­load the resources below to learn more about the new grad­ing sys­tem in Ten­nessee.

Sum­ma­ry of final approved TN ESSA Plan

Glos­sary of Fre­quent­ly Used Ten­nessee Edu­ca­tion Terms