TN: Education Commissioner Discusses Need for Data to Inform COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

TN: Education Commissioner Discusses Need for Data to Inform COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

March 31, 2021

Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn discussed her state’s rationale for moving forward with assessments this spring in a Q&A with the Collaborative for Student Success. Schwinn detailed why data collection, in her department’s view, is so important to guide efforts to accelerate learning amid the pandemic. “When we are able to measure student growth and learning through statewide assessments, we are able to best focus our efforts and student supports,” she said.