August 16, 2019
NASHVILLE – Today, Tennesseans for Student Success President and CEO Adam Lister released the following statement in response to the 2018-2019 TNReady assessment results:
“Tennessee teachers work hard throughout the year to help their students succeed, and by obtaining this data earlier in the school year, teachers will be better able to tailor their instruction and enhance learning, which is both encouraging and vital.
“However, too many students are still falling through the cracks, and it is critically important for elected officials and education leaders in our state to harness a renewed sense of urgency and focus to ensure Tennessee is doing more to ensure every student is prepared for success after high school. Policymakers must remain steadfast in pursing strategies that advance student achievement and challenge school districts to push past the status quo.
“We need to keep moving the needle, so this data should be an impetus for action at the local level to help future generations succeed. I look forward to seeing the growth that’s ahead for all Tennessee students.”