Teacher-Assigned Standards Mastery Drives Learning in Tennessee’s Largest District

Memphis, TN

Memphis-Shelby County Schools Teachers Deliver Mastery

Since 2017, Memphis-Shelby County Schools (MSCS), the largest school district in the state of Tennessee, has used i-Ready Standards Mastery to give educators at the school and district level insight into whether students have mastered important learning standards. However, in 2021, MSCS district leaders realized that if they implemented teacher-assigned Standards Mastery, they’d be giving classroom educators a powerful diagnostic tool.


“We’ve always had district benchmarks, but we’ve never had a way for teachers to reassess those benchmarks.” Rita White, Instructional Leadership Director