Social Studies Standards Feedback Sought

The Tennessee State Board of Education (SBE) is responsible for reviewing academic standards every six years, and recent legislation (Public Chapter 423) specifically outlines the process for review, including this website for public feedback, of the English language arts (ELA), math, science, and social studies standards. The social studies standards are currently available for review.

This website is currently open for the second of two windows of public feedback on the state social studies standards. You will find the revised social studies standards posted on this site. Educator development teams reviewed the website feedback from the first window in revising these draft standards. The SBE will work in conjunction with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to collect all of the comments submitted to this website during the second review window, and the standards will again be revised to incorporate this feedback. An appointed Standards Recommendation Committee will make the ultimate recommendation for new social studies standards to the SBE in early 2017. Implementation will take place in the 2019-20 school year.

For more information about the standards review process, please visit: Questions or concerns can be directed to