Tennessee's Student Promotion and Retention Law Information
The state of Tennessee has had a student promotion and retention law in place since 2011. During the 2021 Special Session, the Tennessee legislature update that law to ensure that all students have the support to read and perform on grade level no later than the 2022-23 school year. If a student does not pass the third grade section of the ELA TCAP (a student who receives an approaching or below score), they will be provided support to ensure they are ready for grade level ELA lessons in fourth grade. Click the links below to find additional information for families.