Standards Review

It benefits our state when all students learn and progress each year to become knowledgeable thinkers, good citizens, and valuable members of our community. Academic standards are an important part of that mission. Standards are the grade- or course-level expectations for what students should know and be able to do.


Process

The State Board of Education is charged under Tennessee statute with setting and approving academic standards. State Board Policy 3.209 requires that the Board review all sets of academic standards at a minimum of every six years. To achieve this mission, the State Board of Education solicits comments and feedback from the public on academic standards during its review cycles. The standards review cycles document indicates recent and upcoming standards review cycles. These dates are subject to change based on requests from the Tennessee General Assembly or the Tennessee Department of Education. 


Current Review Cycle

Science
The Standards Recommendation Committee (SRC) for science is currently in the process of reviewing public feedback and recommendations from the educator advisory teams. It is expected that the SRC will present the revised standards to the State Board of Education at its July 2022 meeting. 

Social Studies
The initial social studies public feedback survey launched on June 20, 2022. Teachers, education leaders, and community members are invited to share their feedback on the current social studies standards through July 18, 2022 at 11:59 AM


Subjects

You can find additional information about the academic standards reviewed by the State Board on each of the subpages in this section. With each of these standards revision cycles, our goal is to listen carefully to the people of Tennessee so we can make adjustments while maintaining the high standards that Tennessee students will need to succeed, both now and in the future.


For more information regarding standards review, contact TNStandards.Review@tn.gov.