The Common Core State Standards will prepare Tennessee students with the most important knowledge and skills to compete in an increasingly global environment. These standards will emphasize thinking, problem solving, and creativity, and introduce next generation assessments that will give students, parents, and educators better information about college- and career-readiness based on performance beyond multiple-choice tests.
The transition to new standards gives us the opportunity to revisit our instructional practice to support growth for all students. Effective teaching requires continuous improvement and the Tennessee Department of Education is committed to providing educators with resources and information throughout this transition to support reflection and spark meaningful conversation about teaching and learning. This website is designed to be the primary hub for information about Tennessee’s Common Core implementation and a portal to resources from educators across the state and across the country.
With the right support, we know all students rise to the level of expectations embodied by the Common Core State Standards. We look forward to working together in this transition for a better future for all Tennessee students.