TN’s Ed Commissioner Candice McQueen Outlines 4 New Goals for State’s ESSA Plan

TN’s Ed Commissioner Candice McQueen Outlines 4 New Goals for State’s ESSA Plan

January 11, 2017

During a town hall event with education leaders, Tennessee’s Education Commissioner Candice McQueen outlined four new goals the dept. is trying to achieve before the state’s ESSA plan takes effect. The goals for the plan include: 1, Tennessee ranking in the top half of the country in national assessments of education progress; 2, Seventy-five percent of third graders reading proficiently by 2025; 3, raising the state’s average composite score on ACT testing to 21; and 4, the majority of high school graduates from the class of 2020 earning a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree.