Top-Performing Franklin Special School District in Tennessee Pursues Excellence for All

Franklin, TN

Robust Professional Learning, a Strong Data Culture, and Educator Commitment Adds Up to Student Success

Franklin Special School District, one of Tennessee’s top 10 districts statewide, wanted more than just instructional solutions. They wanted pre-K–8 programs that would support their vision statement of “Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All.” By combining a suite of Curriculum Associates programs with their commitment to ongoing professional learning and an effective data culture, their students are outperforming the state proficiency rating by double digits.


“With the data from i-Ready, teachers can fill in gaps and deliver truly differentiated instruction, which is a big focus of mine when working with our middle school teachers . . . It’s really a dream program.”  Shelly Robinson, Instructional Technology Specialist