Sen Rusty Crowe

(R) District 3

Grades by Issue

High Standards
100
A
Aligned Assessment
100
A
Accountability
100
A
Innovation
100
A
Economic Opportunity
100
A
High Standards
80
B
Aligned Assessment
50
F
Accountability
80
B
Innovation
41
F
Economic Opportunity
67
D

2021 Score

95%
A

Lifetime Score

70%
C

Senate Average

89%
B
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position Rep Voted
High Standards SB 7003 HB7002/SB7003 led by Johnson/Lamberth: As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Literacy Success Act"; requires LEAs to provide foundational literacy skills instruction, provide reading interventions and supports, and administer universal reading screeners to students in kindergarten through grade three to improve reading proficiency. Tennesseans for Student Success Supported this bill. (Senate floor vote)
Accountability SB 774 SB 774/HB777 led by Johnson/Lamberth: As enacted, establishes that a local education agency's BEP calculation for the 2021-2022 school year must not be less than the LEA's BEP calculation for the 2020-2021 school year; applies to LEAs in full compliance with state school attendance and truancy intervention laws, and the state board of education's continuous learning plan rules. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Senate floor vote)
Innovation SB 122 HB1501/SB122 led by Haile/Cochran: The department will create and develop a four-year school turnaround pilot program for priority schools. The department will select five priority schools that are diverse geographically and diverse in grade levels to participate in the pilot program. The department will operate and administer the pilot program for four school years beginning with the 2021-2022 school year. In the 2021-2022 school year, schools in need of intervention must develop a school turnaround plan. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Senate floor vote)
Economic Opportunity SB 1240 HB1446/SB1240 led by Crowe/Hicks,T.: As enacted, directs the department to provide career and technical education opportunities for students in middle school; requires an LEA to provide students in seventh or eighth grade with information on available career and technical education programs upon administering a career aptitude assessment. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Senate floor vote)
Aligned Assessment SB 1135 HB745/SB1135 led by White/Haston: This bill requires that, subject to available federal funds, as a strategy for assessing and certifying students' career readiness and providing students with more choices in identifying career pathways, LEAs and public charter schools provide each student the opportunity to take nationally recognized assessments in the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Senate floor vote)
High Standards SB 414 SB414/HB973 led by Yarbo/Dixie: Enacts the "SEM Advancement Act," which requires a local board of education or charter school governing body to develop and adopt a policy that establishes criteria for the enrollment of students in grades seven through 12 into available advanced English language arts, mathematics, and science courses. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill (Senate floor vote).
Accountability SB 7002 SB7002/HB7004 led by Johnson/Lamberth: As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act"; requires local education agencies and public charter schools to implement a program of after-school learning mini-camps, learning loss bridge camps, and summer learning camps to remediate student learning loss. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Senate floor vote)
Accountability SB 7001 SB7001/HB7003 led by Johnson/Lamberth: As enacted, excludes data generated by state assessments administered in the 2020-2021 school year, and data generated by alternative growth models used by LEAs in the 2020-2021 school year to evaluate teachers in non-tested grades and subjects, from certain accountability determinations; revises certain tenure eligibility requirements to account for the unavailability of data due to the cancellation of TCAP tests as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Senate floor vote)
SB 7009 SB7009/HB 7020 led by Johnson/Lamberth: As enacted, makes appropriations sufficient to provide the first year's funding for any act which receives final passage during the first extraordinary session of the 112th General Assembly. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Senate floor vote)
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position

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