NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has released a Taking Note policy brief on current academic standards in Tennessee.
The paper reveals details of the adoption of Common Core Standards in the state, which includes guidelines for math and English lessons for K-12 students. All public school districts have been adopting these standards since 2011. The paper outlines how classroom instruction has changed in order to follow these standards,
A video (shown below) released with the paper shows teachers from Tennessee discussing Common Core.
“The goal of Tennessee’s Common Core State Standards is to create a set of rigorous academic standards that will help prepare all students for success after high school,” the Taking Note paper says. “Effectively implementing the standards in the classroom will require new approaches to teaching and learning. With the emphasis on developing critical thinking, applied knowledge, and problem solving skills, teachers are engaging their students in new ways.”
The paper recommends changes and actions necessary to help students’ progress and train teachers. The new standards focus on college and career success.
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