The Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) public school funding formula marks a significant change in how Tennessee invests in public education. The TISA funding formula updates the way Tennessee funds public education for the first time in over 30 years to empower each student to read proficiently by third grade, prepare each high school graduate for postsecondary success, and provide resources needed for all students to ensure they succeed.
Pursuant to T.C.A. § 49-3-112, each school district is required to produce an accountability report due annually starting November 1, 2023 that establishes goals for student achievement, including the goal of 70% of students obtaining “met expectations” or “exceeded expectations” on the 3rd grade ELA portion of the TCAP and how their budget has been utilized and will continue to be utilized in meeting and exceeding this goal. This report is required to be presented to the public for comment before being submitted to the department on November 1 of each year.
Beginning with the 2024-2025 district Accountability Reports, a description of how the district's budget and expenditures for prior school years enabled the district to make progress toward the student achievement goals established for the prior school years in their annual accountability report.