Tennessee law mandates that the State Board of Education review K-12 academic standards every six years in a “thorough and transparent process.” All Tennesseans may share their opinions in a public review survey that is the first step in the process.
Dr. Sara Morrison is the executive director of the board.
“Input from educators, parents and community members in Tennessee help make the standards strong and aligned with our students’ needs for success later in life,” Morrison notes.
After the public comment phase ends, three advisory teams comprised of Tennessee K-12 and university educators will draft recommended math academic standards for grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. All comments and feedback will be considered.
The state board will take up the recommended math standards on final reading for approval late next year. A list of recommended textbooks will be compiled from which school districts will select. The revised math standards will take effect in the 2022-2023 school year.
Take the survey here.