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The state will pilot field test items for a Chemistry End of Course that becomes operational during school year 2013-2014. Chemistry SPIs that have been deleted or revised for the upcoming EOC are listed found below. A rationale for these changes is located below the revisions.

Revised Chemistry SPIs

Explanation of SPIs to be dropped

For guidance with implementing the science standards, please consult the User’s Guide to the Tennessee Science Curriculum Frameworkdownload pdf file

For assistance with scheduling consult the High School Course Descriptionsdownload pdf fileand the High School Sequence Chartdownload pdf file.

Science curriculum standards can be accessed using the links located below.

Elementary K-8 Science
Acrobat pdfdownload pdf file K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Word docdownload Word file K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

 

Secondary 9-12 Science
Coursedownload pdf file Numberdownload Word file
Biology I 3210
Biology II 3216
Human Anatomy & Physiology 3251
Chemistry I 3221
Chemistry II 3224
Earth Science 3204
Geology 3205
Environmental Science 3260
Ecology 3255
Physical World Concepts 3237
Physics 3231
Physical Science 3202
Scientific Research 3295
The College BoardAdvanced placement courses are listed below. Descriptions for these courses may be found in the Advanced Placement Course Descriptions provided by the College Board.
Advanced Placement Biology 3217
Advanced Placement Chemistry 3225
Advanced Placement Physics B 3233
Advanced Placement Physics C: Newtonian Mechanics 3234

The science standards reflect an emphasis on STEM education through the integration of Embedded Standards for Inquiry, Technology and Engineering, and Mathematics.

K-8 standards were approved November 2007 by the State Board of Education for implementation during school year 2009-2010.

9-12 course standards were approved January 2008 for implementation during school year 2009-2010.