Web Sites and Link
Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST)Information about the state's program that gives families the opportunity to prepay their children's college tuition.
Department of Education Evaluation and Assessment DivisionInformation about state public schools' testing programs and the TCAP, Gateway, and Foundations exams. Includes some sample tests.
State Board of EducationGoverning and policy making body for the Tennessee system of public elementary and secondary education. Includes master plans, policies, regulations, teacher certification requirements, and related topics.
Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (STEP)Statewide family-to-family program providing free information, advocacy training, and support services to parents of children eligible to receive special education services.
Tech Prep TennesseeAbout initiatives that offer students technical education in a sequence that begins in high school and advances to post-secondary schools.
Tennesseans for Nonviolent School DisciplineMember organization seeking to have corporal punishment removed from public schools. Articles about the adverse effects of paddling, and a list of school systems that do not allow corporal punishment.
Tennessee Art Education AssociationPromotes visual arts education, particularly in K-12. Organization information, upcoming events, professional development opportunities, and links.
Tennessee Arts AcademyInformation about intensive week-long training sessions offered in the summer in Nashville for K-12 arts teachers, supervisors and principals from across Tennessee. Topics include theatre, visual arts, music, and administration.
Tennessee Association for the Education of Young ChildrenProvides training sessions and other resources for child care professionals and promotes public policies to promote child welfare and quality programs for the state's young children.
Tennessee Association for the GiftedNonprofit support group advocating for appropriate educational opportunities for gifted, creative, and talented youth in the state. Includes organization information, conference plans, information about giftedness, and links to related sites.
Tennessee Association of School Business OfficialsProvides resources and support for professionals engaged in school business administration, finance, and transportation, and related functions.
Tennessee Association of Pupil TransportationAims to improve the economy, efficiency, and safety of school bus operations and other pupil transportation. Information about training programs and conferences, plus links to related resources.
Tennessee Curriculum and InstructionStatewide curriculum standards for public schools (K-12).
Tennessee Destination ImaginationState unit of nationwide creativity and problem solving program for youth. Lists officers and events schedule.
Tennessee Education Statistics and Reports"report card" on various measures of school performance (from state Dept. of Education)
Tennessee Educational Technology AssociationAbout this organization fostering exchange of ideas, techniques, materials, and procedures for use in educational technology.
Tennessee Environmental Education AssociationDedicated to promoting environmental education statewide. Includes list of officers and information about teacher workshops and other events.
Tennessee Gifted NetworkResources for parents of gifted and talented children in Tennessee. Topics include giftedness, parenting, education, testing, counseling, and legal issues.
Tennessee Initiative for Gifted Education Reform (TIGER)Nonprofit established to inform the public about the exceptional needs of high-ability children and advocate for appropriate education of all children. News, issue statements, reports, and organization information.
Tennessee Mathematics Teachers AssociationLists officers and other organization information; provides schedules and winners lists for sponsored contests and other events.
Tennessee Schools PerformanceData on TCAP (Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program) achievement test results for all state public schools. (From Nashville Tennessean)
Tennessee School Counselor AssociationInformation, news, and resources related to school counseling in Tennessee.
Tennessee School WebSitesState-maintained lists of links for public and private schools and school districts.
Tennessee Schools Teacher RatingsStudents anonymously grade their teachers
Tennessee Science BowlA fast-paced academic competition that offers a chance for teams of high school students to match their wits in math and science. Regional/state winners advance to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.
Tennessee Science Teachers AssociationNewsletter, schedule of events, and resources for science educators.