The State Board is charged in state law with adopting academic standards for Tennessee every six years. The timeline for math standards review has been revised in order to align the textbook and instructional material adoption cycle. The proposed standards will go before the State Board for final approval in February 2021 and be implemented in schools for the 2023-24 school year.
The initial public review and feedback survey was open from November 12, 2019 - December 6, 2019. A team of educators reviewed all feedback items from the survey to inform any changes to the existing math standards. The second public review period opened May 4, 2020 and closed on May 22, 2020. Before the standards are approved by the State Board, the Standards Recommendation Committee will conduct a thorough review. Members of this committee are selected by the governor, speaker of the House of Representatives, and the lieutenant governor/speaker of the Senate.
If you have any questions about the standards review process, please contact TNStandards.Review@tn.gov.