Tennessee Releases Education Science Standards Review Application

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--()--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.

The Tennessee Standards Education Review Application was designed and developed by NIC, Inc., Tennessee’s eGovernment Partner since 2000.

About NIC, Tennessee Information Division

NIC, Tennessee Information Division helps Tennessee build and maintain the state’s official web portal TN.gov, and hundreds of online services that allow citizens and businesses to interact with state government more efficiently.

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Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

Contacts

NIC
Katie Freeman, 615-313-0300
katie.freeman@egovtn.org

Release Summary

The Tennessee State Board of Education launched a standards review application to collect public feedback on Tennessee's third through 12th grade science standards.

Contacts

NIC
Katie Freeman, 615-313-0300
katie.freeman@egovtn.org