NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Tennessee State Board of Education launched a standards review application to collect public feedback on Tennessee’s third through 12th grade science standards. The science standards review, https://apps.tn.gov/tcas, comes after the highly successful English language arts and mathematics standards application last fall, which received over 131,000 reviews from citizens.
The science standards set grade-specific goals that exemplify what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of a given grade or course. The application was developed to help maintain a highly transparent and comprehensive review process. A committee of Tennessee science educators throughout the year developed the science standards. Once the data has been collected from the public, it will be aggregated and reviewed by educators to revise. Standards will be posted for a second round of review in 2016.
“We are excited to open the science standards review process in order to gather valuable stakeholder feedback,” said Sara Heyburn, Executive Director of the Tennessee State Board of Education.
The revised standards will be reviewed by a Standards Recommendation Committee, appointed by the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of the House, which will then propose the changes to the State Board of Education in July 2016. The revised standards will be implemented in the 2018-19 school year.
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