3rd Grade Reading Proficiency in Tennessee: Statewide & County Statistics

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.

To invest in our efforts to strengthen early literacy and build lifelong learners in Tennessee