Third Grade Retention Law
This report was prepared pursuant to Chapter 1 of the Public Acts of 2021, First Extraordinary Session, known as the Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act. The Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act created a framework to accelerate student learning in the wake of COVID-19 related disruptions to learning, including requiring school districts and participating charter schools to offer three types of learning loss remediation camps over the summer (Summer Camps). School districts and participating charter schools are also required to administer a pre- and post-test to measure the academic improvement of students who attended Summer Camps.
Additionally, the Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act requires the Tennessee Department of Education (department) to develop a report to provide information about the effectiveness of the state’s learning loss remediation and student acceleration program, and to provide that report to the Governor, Speaker of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and chairs of the House and Senate education committees by November 1st of each year. Pursuant to the Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act, this report contains data on Summer Camp enrollment and attendance, student performance on pre- and post-tests, and an analysis of 2021 Summer Camp staffing trends.