State Seeks Feedback on Math, Science and ELA Standards

The Tennessee State Board of Education launched a Standards Review website this week to collect public feedback on Tennessee’s newly revised grade K-12 math and English language arts (ELA) standards.

Revised science standards have been available on the State website since mid-September for review and feedback; however, this is the first time the revised math and ELA standards, recently improved by Tennessee educators after earlier public input, will be available online. The deadline for review of the science standards is mid-December and the math and ELA standards will be available for feedback online through mid-November.

The revised math and ELA standards, developed by expert educator advisory teams throughout the summer, 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.

The Tennessee State Board of Education encourages Tennesseans, especially teachers and parents, to log in and review each specific standard by grade level, provide comments and make suggestions for any changes. Once data has been collected from the public, it will be aggregated and given to the Standards Recommendation Committee (SRC), appointed by the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives. The SRC will review the standards and the public feedback before making their recommendation on the revised standards to the State Board at the January meeting. The revised math and ELA standards will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year.

To log in to the State website, please visit: https://apps.tn.gov/tcas/