Students & Parents » TISA Accountability Report

TISA Accountability Report

The Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) public school funding formula marks a significant change in how Tennessee invests in public education.

The TISA funding formula updates the way Tennessee funds public education for the first time in over 30 years to empower each student to read proficiently by third grade, prepare each high school graduate for postsecondary success, and provide resources needed for all students to ensure they succeed.

As part of TISA, T.C.A. § 49-3-112 requires each school district, starting in the 2023-24 school year, to submit an annual accountability report to the Tennessee Department of Education. This report must include:

• Goals for student achievement: One of the goals must include the district’s plan to pursue the goal of seventy percent (70%) or more of the district's third grade students to score “met expectations” or “exceeded expectations” on the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the TCAP tests. This goal must also detail the district’s goal to increase 3rd grade ELA proficiency rates by 15% of the gap over the next three years (starting with the 2022-23 TCAP results) to achieve the district’s stated goal of at least 70% of 3rd grade students proficient in ELA.

• Explanation how the district's stated goals can be met within the district's budget.

• For reports submitted starting in the 2024-25 school year, a description of how the district’s budget and expenditures from the prior school year enabled the district to make progress toward the stated student achievement goals. Each district's TISA accountability report is required to be presented to the public for review and comment before the report is submitted to the department. The report must be submitted annually to the department by November 1.

Furthermore, each district’s TISA accountability report is required to be reviewed annually by the TISA Progress Review Board pursuant to T.C.A. § 49-3-114 to determine whether the school district is taking the proper steps to achieve their stated goal.

Click the link below to review the Cheatham County School District's TISA Accountability Report.

Click here to take the TISA survey