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Last Updated: 2015 Legislative Session

ACCELERATED LEARNING OPTIONS

Tennessee law authorizes public postsecondary institutions and local educational agencies to jointly establish cooperative innovative programs in high schools and public postsecondary institutions, including, but not limited to, universities, community colleges and technology centers. These cooperative innovative high school programs must target high school students who are at risk of dropping out of school before attaining a high school diploma or high school students who would benefit from accelerated academic instruction. The state board of education, department of education, Tennessee higher education commission, board of trustees of the University of Tennessee and the board of regents must create a consortium for cooperative innovative education to oversee cooperative innovative high school programs, to oversee articulation, alignment and curriculum development for the programs, and to evaluate the success of students in the programs. Beginning in the 2007-2008 school year and continuing in each school year thereafter, two or more local educational agencies in cooperation with one or more public postsecondary institutions may jointly apply to establish a cooperative innovative high school program. The program must provide for the award of dual credit for a high school course provided that the student successfully completes the high school requirements for the course and the student meets all postsecondary standards for validation of the credit. The program may also provide opportunities for dual enrollment, which is defined as a program in which a secondary student is enrolled in a postsecondary course creditable toward high school completion and a postsecondary diploma or certificate or an associate or baccalaureate degree. A high school student who is enrolled in an eligible postsecondary institution and is a Tennessee resident may apply for a dual enrollment grant through funds from the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship. (Last updated 2008)

Dual or Concurrent Enrollment

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-15-101 - Cooperative Innovative High School Programs: Purpose - Requirements of Programs
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-15-1010 - Cooperative Innovative High School Programs: Compensation of Consortium Members - Assistance
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-15-102 - Cooperative Innovative High School Programs: Chapter Definitions
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-15-103 - Cooperative Innovative High School Programs: Creation of Consortium
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-15-104 - Cooperative Innovative High School Programs: Application for Program - Requirements - Approval
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-15-105 - Cooperative Innovative High School Programs: Participation by Education Partners
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-15-106 - Cooperative Innovative High School Programs: Dual Enrollment and Dual Credit - Accountabilities - Operation
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-15-107 - Cooperative Innovative High School Programs: Allocation of Funds
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-15-108 - Cooperative Innovative High School Programs: Evaluation of Programs - Reporting
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-15-109 - Cooperative Innovative High School Programs: Articulation Agreement
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-15-111 - Cooperative Innovative High School Programs - Dual Credit Courses
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-930 - State Lottery Proceeds: Dual Enrollment Grant for High School Students
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-155 - Postsecondary and Higher Education Generally - Miscellaneous Provisions - Dual Credit Courses
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ADULT LEARNERS

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development manages the State Office of Adult Education. The Adult Education Office offers programs in literacy, employment skills, parenting, and high school completion. In 2013, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Adult Education, worked with the Department of Education and the Office of Research and Education Accountability to determine the manner in which HOPE scholarships can be awarded to adult learners obtaining their GED. The HOPE scholarship is for residents who have completed military service within 7 years of applying to postsecondary education, provided that these students did not enroll in postsecondary education before serving in the military. In Tennessee, according to statute (Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-3104), adult learners are allowed to opt into school districts other than their local school system. Adult high school students may receive high school credit via multiple pathways including contact hours, online programs, independent study under the guidance of a teacher, or work experience. The Tennessee Department of Corrections offers educational programming for inmates, including literacy, community college courses, and vocational and technical training. According to statute (Tenn. Code Ann. 41-21-238), the effectiveness of these education programs must be documented. This includes number of participants, material learned, employment gained, and rate of recidivism. (Last updated 2013)

Adult Learners, Funding

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-3-319 - Adult Education, Appropriations

Adult Learners, General Policy

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-3104 - Nonresident Students, Transfers
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-409 - Adult Education - Minimum Number of Contact Hours.

Credit for Prior Learning

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-918 - HOPE Scholarships, Military Service, Continuing Eligibility
Tennessee Board of Regents: POLICY 2:01:00:04 - Awarding of Credits Earned Through Extra-Institutional Learning to Community Colleges and Universities

Governance of Adult Education

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-903 - Administration of Grant Programs

Military/Veterans Education

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-1001 - Tennessee National Guard Tuition Assistance Act: Short Title
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-1002 - Tennessee National Guard Tuition Assistance Act: Purpose
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-1003 - Tennessee National Guard Tuition Assistance Act: Part Definitions
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-1004 - Tennessee National Guard Tuition Assistance Act: Program Creation - Rules and Regulations
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-1005 - Tennessee National Guard Tuition Assistance Act: Certification of Eligibility
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-918 - HOPE Scholarships, Military Service, Continuing Eligibility
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-926 - State Lottery Proceeds: Dependent Child of Active Member of Armed Forces and National Guard
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-102 - Waiver of Fees and Tuition for Dependents of POWs or Deceased Veterans - Requirements

Prisoner/Inmate Education

Tenn. Code Ann. 41-21-236 - Sentence Reduction Credits

Reverse Transfer/Transfer Back

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-150 - Reverse articulation or reverse transfer agreements
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ARTICULATION, TRANSFER, AND ALIGNMENT

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-202 was revised in 2000 and calls for an integrated system of postsecondary education and directs the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to promote the transferability of credits and provide easy access to information among institutions regarding articulation and transfer. Revision of the same law in 2008 similarly directed the THEC to provide clear and effective information and directions that specify curricular paths to a baccalaureate degree and address any deficiencies in the articulation courses between the community college system and the universities. The THEC has established a 41-semester hour general education core, common to universities and university parallel programs in the community colleges. Technical colleges in the state are also authorized to develop, with receptive high schools, 2+2 Tech-Prep/associate degree programs that result in a planned four-year course of study culminating in an associate's degree. (Last Updated 2011)

Comprehensive Initiative

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-1-211 - Department of Education: Annual Report by Commissioner
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-701 - After School Educational Programs: Grants and Technical Assistance
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-702 - After School Educational Programs: Awards - Eligibility - Focus of Programs
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-703 - After School Educational Programs: Report on Funds and Recommendations
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-704 - After School Educational Programs: Rules and Regulations
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-705 - After School Educational Programs: Pilot After School Programs
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-706 - After School Educational Programs: Funding for Costs Incurred in Administering Programs
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-202 - Tennessee Higher Education Commission: Duties
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-202 - Tennessee Higher Education Commission; Duties
Tennessee Board of Regents: POLICY 3:02:03:00 - Confidentiality of Student Records

New Delivery Systems to Increase Access to Underserved Populations (Technology, Distance Learning, Learning Centers)

Standards for Admission, Promotion or Graduation

Tennessee Board of Regents: POLICY 2:01:00:00 - General Education Requirements and Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Statewide Articulation Guides

Tennessee Board of Regents: POLICY 2:01:00:01 - Articulation with Proprietary Colleges

Transfer Agreements

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-150 - Reverse articulation or reverse transfer agreements
Tennessee Board of Regents: POLICY 2:01:00:01 - Articulation with Proprietary Colleges
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DATA AND ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS

The Tennessee Board of Regents, the University of Tennessee System, and the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association submit various student-level data files on a term or annual basis to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to support institutional funding allocation processes, lottery scholarship assessment, and other reporting requirements. As a result, THEC has compiled a longitudinal Student Information Systems linking student enrollment, achievement, and graduation records over time, from the mid-1990s to the present. THEC in 1979 was the first coordinating board in the country to adopt a performance funding system for higher education, linking performance on a set of indicators to institutional budget allocations. Tennessee public institutions continue to monitor their progress in an annual report card on 12 performance indicators that fall under the five standards of Student Learning Environment & Outcomes, Student Satisfaction, Student Persistence, State Master Plan Priorities, and Assessment Outcomes. The Master Plan is revised every five years, as are the performance funding standards and indicators that flow from the plan. The next five-year master planning cycle for Tennessee higher education is 2010-2015. (Last updated 2008)

Comprehensive Initiative

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-1-104 - Maximum Class Size - Waiver - Split-Grade Classes
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-1706 - Financial Literacy Program Act of 2010; Funds

Performance Based Measures for K-12

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-6001 - Graduation Requirements

Performance Based Measures for Postsecondary

2010-2015 Master Plan - The Public Agenda for Tennessee Higher Education
Tennessee Board of Regents: POLICY 2:03:01:01 - Undergraduate Academic Retention Standards
Tennessee Board of Regents: POLICY 2:03:01:05 - Academic Retention and Readmission at the Tennessee Technology Centers

Reporting Systems that Address Student Transition or Provide Feedback to High Schools

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-1704 - Commission Purposes
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-210 - Tennessee Higher Education Committee - Annual Report
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EARLY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Tennessee appears to lack overall statewide pre-college outreach goals and objectives and related strategies. At the state level, Tennessee does not have a systematic way to identify and target students, collect student data across segments, allocate funds, evaluate programs, and report data. (Prepared by Andrea Venezia, Consultant / Reviewed by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, FY 2003)

College Test Preparation

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-705 - After School Educational Programs; Pilot after school programs

Community Outreach

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-10-1201 - Pilot Program for African-American Males: Legislative Findings
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-10-1202 - Pilot Program for African-American Males: Establishment
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-10-1202 - Pilot Program for African-American Males: Funding - Assistance

Dropout Prevention

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-705 - After School Educational Programs; Pilot after school programs

Early Awareness Programs / College Prep

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-412 - Junior and Senior High School Generally - Interest and Career inventories
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-705 - After School Educational Programs; Pilot after school programs

Initiative to Inform Parents and Students About College Costs and the Availability of Financial Aid

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-3102 - Financial Literacy Program Act of 2010; Creation - Administration - Powers
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-3104 - Financial Literacy Program Act of 2010; Purpose - Authority
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-3105 - Financial Literacy Program Act of 2010; Attorney to the commission
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-3107 - Financial Literacy Program Act of 2010; Examination and audit
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-3108 - Financial Literacy Program Act of 2010; Annual report
TTenn. Code Ann. 49-7-3101 - Financial Literacy Program Act of 2010

Transition or Bridge Programs

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-412 - Junior and Senior High School Generally - Interest and Career inventories
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-153 - Miscellaneous Provisions - Interest and Career Inventories
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EQUITY AND DIVERSITY


Anti-discrimination

Tennessee Board of Regents: POLICY 2:02:10:01 - Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs and Activities
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FINANCE

Tennessee has two higher education systems, one under the Board of Trustees of the University of Tennessee and one under the Board of Regents. The Higher Education Commission coordinates the two systems. The Board of Trustees of the University of Tennessee sets resident and non-resident tuition and fees at its campuses, and the Tennessee Board of Regents establishes resident and non-resident institutional and technology center fees at institutions under its jurisdiction. The two Boards approve changes in fees and charges annually at their respective annual meetings when the annual operating budgets are considered. The state provides tuition waivers to dependents of individuals classified as prisoners-of-war or who are deceased veterans, and partial tuition waivers to eligible children of public postsecondary system employees and full-time certified teachers in any public school in Tennessee. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Authority to Set Tuition and Fees

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-112 - Student Tuition Subsidy
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-2014 - Postsecondary Education Authorization Act: Fees
Tennessee Board of Regents: POLICY B-060 - Fees, Charges, Refunds and Fee Adjustments

Fee-Specific Policies

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-8-110 - Student Activity Fee Increases
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-2130 - Athlete Agents: Fees
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-2402 - Student Activity Fees: Accounting for Student Activity Fees - Reports - Contents
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-8-109 - Student Access to Facilities and Functions
Tennessee Board of Regents: POLICY B-060 - Fees, Charges, Refunds and Fee Adjustments

Tuition and Fee Waivers

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-1001 - Tennessee National Guard Tuition Assistance Act: Short Title
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-1002 - Tennessee National Guard Tuition Assistance Act: Purpose
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-1003 - Tennessee National Guard Tuition Assistance Act: Part Definitions
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-1004 - Tennessee National Guard Tuition Assistance Act: Program Creation - Rules and Regulations
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-1005 - Tennessee National Guard Tuition Assistance Act: Certification of Eligibility
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-1006 - Tennessee National Guard Tuition Assistance Act: Qualification of Nonresidents for Benefits
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-926 - State Lottery Proceeds: Dependent Child of Active Member of Armed Forces and National Guard
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-102 - Waiver of Fees and Tuition for Dependents of POWs or Deceased Veterans - Requirements
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-113 - Disabled and Elderly Persons - Auditing or Enrollment
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-119 - Children of Public School Teachers - Tuition Discount
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-8-102 - Admissions Generally
Tennessee Board of Regents: POLICY B-060 - Fees, Charges, Refunds and Fee Adjustments

Tuition and Fees, General Policy

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-112 - Student Tuition Subsidy
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-2014 - Postsecondary Education Authorization Act: Fees
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-2301 - Tuition Credits or Refunds During Military Service: Military Reserve and National Guard Personnel
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-2302 - Tuition Credits or Refunds During Military Service: Students at State College or University - Absence for Period in Excess of Thirty Days Because of Active Military Service
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-2303 - Tuition Credits or Refunds During Military Service: Tennessee Higher Education Commission - Rules
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-2304 - Tuition Credits or Refunds During Military Service: Tuition and Fees Charged to Military Reserve and National Guard Personnel Who are Mobilized for Service
Tennessee Board of Regents: POLICY B-060 - Fees, Charges, Refunds and Fee Adjustments
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REMEDIAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION

Under the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010, four-year institutions are prevented from offering remedial education courses, but may coordinate efforts with two-year institutions governed by the Board of Regents to provide such services. Under Tennessee Board of Regents policy, institutions use a common cut score on the ACT to identify students in need of further diagnostic assessment. Institutions can place students in appropriate remedial support based on the results of the secondary exam. The Tennessee Board of Regents Developmental Studies Redesign Initiative resulted in a new policy for the delivering remedial education. The initiative will develop core student competencies and provide guidelines for effective remedial instruction. The policy will enable exit points out of remediation based requirement of students' program of study and allow them to complete remediation in one semester. The policy also requires campuses to submit plans for and be evaluated against increasing the success of remedial students. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission produces an annual postsecondary report, which is required by statute. The report must include the number and percentage of students enrolled in remedial courses and the number of students exiting remedial courses and successfully completing entry-level college courses. (Prepared by Mary Fulton, Education Commission of the States, 2012)

Remediation Limited to Community Colleges Only

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-147 - Remedial and developmental courses ? Coordination with two-year institutions
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RESIDENCY

Residency qualifications are set by the legislature and the Board of Regents. Board policy states that institutions should maintain a maximum limitation on the number of nonresident students of 15 percent to 20 percent of the total enrollment. Tennessee is the only state without a durational residency requirement meaning that no set time period is used to determine residency status. The legislation extends resident tuition benefits to out-of-state active members of the Tennessee National Guard enrolled in any of the state's postsecondary institutions. Active members of the armed forces, their spouses, and dependents stationed in Tennessee or at Fort Campbell will not be required to pay out-of-state tuition. A dependent whose parent is a law enforcement officer, fireman, or emergency medical service technician who was killed or totally and permanently disabled while on duty shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition. The Board sets specific guidelines for students who are not domiciled in Tennessee but have a residence in a county adjacent to the Tennessee state line. These students qualify for in-state tuition rates to certain colleges and universities. Part-time students who are not domiciled in the state but who are full-time employees or who are stationed at Fort Campbell for military purposes, are classified as out-of-state students but are not required to pay out-of-state tuition. (Last updated 2008)

Residency Classification

Residency Policies Related to Military Service

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-1006 - Qualification of Nonresidents for Benefits

Residency Policies Related to Tuition and Fees

Tennessee Board of Regents Policy No. 3:05:01:00 - Regulations for Classifying Students In-State and Out-Of-State for the Purposes of Paying College or University Fee and Tuition and for Admission Purposes
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STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission administers various merit and need-based student aid programs provided by federal, state and private sources. Tennessee has a need-based grant program, Tennessee Student Assistance Awards. This state has several merit-based scholarship programs, an educational savings plan and loan programs. For the 2005-2006 academic year, Tennessee awarded 51,270 million for need-based aid and 124,785 million for non-need-based aid. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-301 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - Student Assistance Awards: Program Established - Eligibility
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-302 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - Student Assistance Awards: Payment of award
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-303 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - Student Assistance Awards: Amount of Award
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-304 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - Student Assistance Awards: Renewal of Award
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-305 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - Student Assistance Awards: Recipient Free to Choose School
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-307 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - Student Assistance Awards: Revocation of Award
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-308 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - Student Assistance Awards: Transfer Students
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-501 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - Student Loan Program: Creation
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-502 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - Student Loan Program: Loans to Eligible Institutions - Funding by School Bond Authority
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-503 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - Student Loan Program: Loan Agreements Required
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-504 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - Student Loan Program: Loan Insurance
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-505 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - Student Loan Program: Disposition of Income
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-506 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - Student Loan Program: Reallocation of Surplus Funds
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-507 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - Student Loan Program: Noncompliance by Institution
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-508 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - Student Loan Program: Direct Loans to Borrowers - Sale of Loans
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-702 - Loan-Scholarship Program for Graduate Nursing Students
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-704 - Short Title - Definitions - Scholarships for Dependent Children - Application
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-901 - State Lottery Proceeds: Disposition of Lottery Proceeds
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-902 - State Lottery Proceeds: Part Definitions
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-903 - State Lottery Proceeds: Administration of Scholarship and Grant Programs
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-904 - State Lottery Proceeds: Student Ineligibility
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-905 - State Lottery Proceeds: Student Ineligibility
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-906 - State Lottery Proceeds: Eligibility Not Restricted by Student Income
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-907 - State Lottery Proceeds: Eligibility Requirements
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-908 - State Lottery Proceeds: Requirements for Home Schooled Students, GED Recipients or Graduates of Ineligible High Schools
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-909 - State Lottery Proceeds: Eligibility for a Tennessee HOPE Scholarship
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-910 - State Lottery Proceeds: HOPE Scholarship - Transfers Between Eligible Postsecondary Institutions
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-911 - State Lottery Proceeds: HOPE Scholarship - Continuation Requirements
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-912 - State Lottery Proceeds: HOPE Scholarship - Contingencies
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-913 - State Lottery Proceeds: HOPE Scholarship - Terminating Events
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-914 - State Lottery Proceeds: Scholarship Awards
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-915 - State Lottery Proceeds: ASPIRE Awards
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-916 - State Lottery Proceeds: Merit Scholarship
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-917 - State Lottery Proceeds: Choice of ASPIRE Award or Supplemental Award
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-918 - State Lottery Proceeds: Military Service
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-919 - State Lottery Proceeds: Medical or Personal Leave of Absence
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-920 - State Lottery Proceeds: HOPE Access Grant
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-921 - State Lottery Proceeds: Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-922 - State Lottery Proceeds: Financial Assistance Reduction
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-923 - State Lottery Proceeds: Commencement of Programs
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-924 - State Lottery Proceeds: Promulgation of Rules and Regulations
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-925 - State Lottery Proceeds: Construction
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-926 - State Lottery Proceeds: Dependent Child of Active Member of Armed Forces and National Guard
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-927 - State Lottery Proceeds: Special Joint Committee to Study Financial Assistance Provided from Lottery Proceeds
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-928 - State Lottery Proceeds: HOPE Scholarship for Dependent Children of Certain Military Veterans
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-929 - State Lottery Proceeds: HOPE Scholarship - Eligibility of Transfer Students from Postsecondary Institutions Outside of State
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-930 - State Lottery Proceeds: Dual Enrollment Grant for High School Students
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-931 - State Lottery Proceeds: HOPE Scholarship - Nontraditional Students
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-932 - State Lottery Proceeds: Lottery Scholarship Day to Inform Students and Parents of Financial Assistance Available from Lottery Proceeds
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-933 - State Lottery Proceeds: HOPE Scholarship - Foster Child Tuition Grant
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-934 - State Lottery Proceeds: Dependent Child of Full-Time Religious Worker
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-935 - State Lottery Proceeds: HOPE Scholarship - Residents Graduating from High School Located in Contiguous County of Neighboring State
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-936 - State Lottery Proceeds: Eligibility for HOPE Teacher's Scholarship
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-937 - State Lottery Proceeds: HOPE Scholarship - For Students Who Complete Diploma from a Tennessee Technology Center
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-941 - Financial Aid - State Lottery Proceeds - Terminating events for receipt of lottery scholarships
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-119 - Children of Public School Teachers - Tuition Discount
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-801 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Short Title
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-802 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Part Definitions
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-803 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Purpose
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-804 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Board of Trustees - Creation - Members
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-805 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Board of Trustees - Powers and Duties
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-806 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Tuition Contracts
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-807 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Educational Services Plan
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-809 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Tuition Contract Terms, Limitations, and Disclosures
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-810 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: No Promise or Guarantee of Admission
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-811 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Contract Termination or Refund
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-812 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Creation of the Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Funds
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-813 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Custodian of Funds - Disbursements
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-814 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Investments
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-815 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Powers of Funds' Trustees
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-816 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Transaction of Business - Nominees
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-817 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Personal Interest in Investments Prohibited
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-818 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Delegation to State Treasurer for Implementation of Policies
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-819 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Authorization to Contract for Investment Management Services
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-820 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Actuarial Soundness of Funds
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-821 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Cooperation from Other State Agencies
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-822 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Exemption of Assets and Benefits from Taxation, Execution, Garnishment and Assignment
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-823 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Termination or Modification of Plans
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-824 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Effect of Termination of Plan on Contract
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-825 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Disclosure of Personal Information
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-826 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Scholarship Programs
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-902 - State Lottery Proceeds; Part definitions
Tennessee Board of Regents: POLICY 3:04:01:00 - Student Scholarships, Grants, Loans, and Financial Aid Programs
Tennessee Board of Regents: POLICY 3:04:01:01 - Student Scholarships, Grants, Loans, and Financial Aid Programs at Tennessee Technology Centers

Tuition Savings Plan

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-801 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Short Title
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-802 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Part Definitions
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-803 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Purpose
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-804 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Board of Trustees - Creation - Members
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-805 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Board of Trustees - Powers and Duties
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-806 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Tuition Contracts
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-807 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Educational Services Plan
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-808 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Educational Savings Plan
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-809 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Tuition Contract Terms, Limitations, and Disclosures
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-810 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: No Promise or Guarantee of Admission
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-811 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Contract Termination or Refund
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-812 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Creation of the Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Funds
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-813 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Custodian of Funds - Disbursements
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-814 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Investments
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-815 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Powers of Funds' Trustees
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-816 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Transaction of Business - Nominees
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-817 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Personal Interest in Investments Prohibited
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-818 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Delegation to State Treasurer for Implementation of Policies
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-819 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Authorization to Contract for Investment Management Services
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-820 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Actuarial Soundness of Funds
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-821 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Cooperation from Other State Agencies
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-822 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Exemption of Assets and Benefits from Taxation, Execution, Garnishment and Assignment
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-823 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Termination or Modification of Plans
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-824 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Effect of Termination of Plan on Contract
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-825 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Disclosure of Personal Information
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-826 - The Tennessee Baccalaureate Education System Trust Act: Scholarship Programs
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STUDENT RETENTION


Statewide Initiative

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-8-101 - Tennessee community college system established
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TEACHING QUALITY

Tennessee's statewide accountability program, the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System, provides specific data on student performance directly to teachers around the academic gains of their students relative to expected gains of a sample of similar students in the same subject. As the data are disaggregated to specific teachers and classrooms, educators can see whether their students make normal gains consistently over time and gain a better understanding in what areas their instructional strategies could be refined. These data feed into a statewide evaluation process that has been in effect since 2000. The Framework for Evaluation and Professional Growth encourages teachers to focus on student growth, reflect on their own knowledge and skill set, and school improvement. The teacher's growth plan identifies areas to be strengthened based on student performance, a statement of professional growth goals and objectives, and outlined action plan, identified evaluation methods to assess progress and a statement of expected benefits with emphasis on impact on student performance. The data system has allowed the state to link student and teacher data to prove teacher effectiveness to deem a teacher highly qualified and has allowed several school districts in the state to experiment with teacher performance pay. (Last updated 2008)

Financial Incentives (Scholarships, Loans, Grants)

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-212 - Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - General Provisions: Tennessee Teaching Scholars
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-705 - Christa McAuliffe Scholarships
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-706 - Minority Teaching Fellows Program
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-936 - State Lottery Proceeds: Eligibility for HOPE Teacher's Scholarship
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-5-204 - Tuition Reimbursement for Licensing Renewal Courses
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-5-207 - Loans to Teachers for Master or Doctoral Level Degrees
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-119 - Children of Public School Teachers - Tuition Discount

Licensure and Certification

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-5-110 - Advisory Council on Teacher Education and Certification
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-5-204 - Tuition Reimbursement for Licensing Renewal Courses
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-5-102 - Alternative Licensure for Instructors Who Have Taught for Military Community College

Mentoring and Teacher Induction Programs

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-8-105 - Training Schools for Practice Teachers

Professional Development

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-936 - State Lottery Proceeds: Eligibility for HOPE Teacher's Scholarship
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-5-204 - Tuition Reimbursement for Licensing Renewal Courses
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-5-207 - Loans to Teachers for Master or Doctoral Level Degrees
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-8-105 - Training Schools for Practice Teachers

Programs Evaluation

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-5-110 - Advisory Council on Teacher Education and Certification
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-6-6006 - Teacher Endorsement for Course Requiring End of Course Examination to Satisfy Graduation Requirements

Supply and Demand Strategies

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-4-936 - State Lottery Proceeds: Eligibility for HOPE Teacher's Scholarship

Teacher Mobility (Portability-Reciprocity)

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-5-109 - Reciprocity

Teacher Preparation

Tenn. Code Ann. 49-1-905 - Revision of Teacher Training and Certification Requirements - Development of Reading Information Center
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-5-110 - Advisory Council on Teacher Education and Certification
Tenn. Code Ann. 49-8-105 - Training Schools for Practice Teachers
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