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Comptroller's office reports on TSLA findings


Student reading scores for third graders improved in thrice-yearly screenings and over their previous years’ scores, according to a review of the Tennessee Literacy Success Act by the Comptroller’s Office of Research and Education Accountability (OREA). The study found more third graders scored proficient on TCAP’s English language arts assessment in the 2022-23 school year than have in the last six years, though the study did not include an analysis of causation. Additionally, about two-thirds of all licensed staff received TLSA-required instruction. TDOE has also developed a new reading test that educators wishing to obtain, renew, or advance their licenses must pass with a score of 80% in order to be certified for kindergarten through third grade instruction. To find the one-page snapshot and the full report, please visit the Comptroller’s website at: