News & Events


State Board Approves New Tennessee Math and English Language Arts Standards

Friday, April 15, 2016 | 4:29pm

NASHVILLE – Today, the State Board of Education voted unanimously on final reading to approve new, Tennessee-specific academic standards for Mathematics and English language arts.

A multi-year public review culminated in a six month rigorous revision process led by the Standards Recommendation Committee (SRC), whose members were appointed by the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives and confirmed by the General Assembly. The new K-12 Tennessee Academic Standards for mathematics and ELA standards were then heard on first reading at the January 2016 State Board of Education meeting.

These rigorous standards set grade-specific goals that exemplify what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of a given grade or course.

Read full story