Curriculum and School Improvement


Advanced Career

Nine pathways that combine college-ready academics with hands-on, project-based assignments that spark students’ learning and interest in STEM careers. Each four-course AC pathway prepares students for advanced industry credentials and two- and four-year postsecondary credentials and degrees.

Tennessee schools delivering AC curricula during 2018-19:

  • Innovations in Science and Technology: 3 schools
  • Teachers trained to date: 8>

Making Schools Work

A school improvement process developed by SREB that engages K-12 educators and school leaders in identifying and studying problems of practice, implementing research-based solutions to those problems, and learning within a collaborative network of schools. Schools adopt Making Schools Work through designs for middle grades schools, high schools and technology centers.

Tennessee is a member of the Making Schools Work network.

Advisory Council Member: Casey Haugner Wrenn, Assistant Commissioner, College, Career and Technical Education division, Tennessee Department of Education

State Coordinator: Lyle Ailshie, Deputy Commissioner, College, Career and Technical Education division and Teachers and Leaders division, Tennessee Department of Education

Schools, districts and states contract with SREB to implement Making Schools Work and receive targeted school improvement services such as professional development, instructional coaching and technical assistance.

Two Tennessee districts contracted with SREB for direct services in 2018-19.

SREB will deliver 60 days of on-site coaching professional development in these districts.>