Standards Review

It benefits our whole community 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 level or course level expectations for what students show know and be able to do. 

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 6 years.  You can find additional information about the sets of standards that are currently under review on each of the subpages in this section. With each of these standards revision processes 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.

Currently, the revised social studies standards are online for public review. Please click here to review the standards and provide feedback. 

For more information regarding standards review, contact:
TNStandards.Review@tn.gov  or
Laura Encalade, Director of Policy and Research
(615) 253-2119