August 24, 2016
A measure of success in a high-quality education is that students are prepared to smoothly transition into the next phase of their lives. Today’s ACT results show that in a year when more students than ever have taken the exam, Tennessee is holding ground while the national average dipped. By focusing on high academic standards, aligned state assessments, and a robust teacher accountability system, Tennessee is leading the way in ensuring all students are ready for success in their college and career choices. Providing an opportunity for every high school junior to take the ACT, Tennessee is also leading the way in opening doors to brighter future for more than 70,000 students per year.