Less than half of Tennessee’s third graders read proficiently. For proficiency levels by school district, click here. Please note this is the most recent data reported from 2018-2019.
At Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation, our early literacy mission is driven by a long-term goal to increase 3rd grade reading proficiency in Tennessee.
Research shows that our key programs support positive impacts on a child’s vocabulary development, school readiness and reading skills into 3rd grade. Our vision is a Tennessee where all children have access to the resources, guidance and support they need to become lifelong learners.