Academic Standards Feedback Survey

The Tennessee Academic Standards are the grade- or course-level expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The State Board of Education (SBE) is charge in law with conducting a review of math, science, English language arts, and social studies standards on a rotating, six-year cycle. The first step in this review process is a transparent survey open to all members of the public in Tennessee. The State Board appreciates your interest in the K-12 Social Studies standards and welcomes your input.

After the survey period concludes on July, 18, 2022, teams of Tennessee educators from K-12 schools and higher education will meet to review the public feedback and propose revisions to the standards. The proposed revisions will be available for a second round of public input in early 2023. The Standards Recommendation Committee, comprised of individuals appointed by the Governor and leaders of the Tennessee General Assembly, will review the proposed revisions and the second round of public feedback to make additional changes. Finally, the revised standards will go to the State Board of Education for approval.

The revised standards will be implemented in the 2025-26 school year to allow time for revised textbooks and instructional materials to be adapted and the educators to prepare for the revised standards. For more detailed information, please check out the State Board’s website. If you have questions, please email

Social Studies Practices

Academic Standards for K-12 Social Studies