State Collaborative on Reforming Education
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) collaboratively supports Tennessee’s work to prepare students for college and the workforce. We are an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan advocacy and research institution, founded by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.
SCORE inspires leaders by sustaining momentum around a common reform agenda, holds a mirror up to the state to illuminate what is working and identify key challenges, and supports work to innovate and develop creative solutions to educational challenges. We do this through research-based policy advocacy, strategic communications, outreach, progress monitoring, and highlighting and sharing best-practices.
SCORE is governed by a 14-member board of directors comprised of Tennessee philanthropic and business leaders who are committed to ensuring that Tennessee’s students are prepared for the global marketplace. Additionally, SCORE’s work is advised by a 29-member steering committee comprised of the state’s top education stakeholders including policymakers, educators, business leaders, parents, and students.
SCORE seeks two outcomes:
- Ultimately, every student in Tennessee graduates high school prepared for college and career
- Tennessee is the fastest improving state in the country on the key student outcomes that will lead to college and career preparedness
Achieving Our Goals
SCORE’s work is governed by a theory of change that includes embracing high academic standards, cultivating great school and district leaders, ensuring excellent teaching in every classroom, and using data to enhance student learning.