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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.

To view a report on the prior standards revision process, please click here for the External Standards Review Report. 

This year, the State Board of Educaton is conducting an implementation check of the English Language Arts (ELA) standards to gain public feedback on any further clarifications the standards require. To view a list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding this implementation check, please click here. To provide feedback on the ELA standards, please complete an online survey available here from December 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018. 

For more information regarding standards review, contact: