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Student Assessment in Tennessee

In every Tennessee classroom, teaching and learning looks different based on the textbooks, curricula, and lessons that school and teacher have chosen. The state has a responsibility to make sure these varied learning opportunities are preparing all students for college, career, and life.                                    
Our state tests serve multiple objectives:

* Provide feedback about students’ academic progress and how it aligns with grade-level expectations
* Give parents and teachers a big-picture perspective about how a student is progressing compared to peers across the district and state, including a student’s strengths and growth opportunities
* Build confidence and transparency about students’ readiness for postsecondary and the workforce among Tennessee colleges, universities, and employers
* Help educators strengthen instruction and reflect on their practice
* Hold us accountable to serving all students fairly
* Highlight schools where students are excelling, so we can learn from those who are doing well      

For more information visit the Tennessee Department of Education website at www.tn.gov/education/assessment.
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