Tennessee Tools

These resources are provided by the Tennessee Department of Education and include the materials formerly hosted at www.TNCore.org. The resources were created to align with the Tennessee academic standards and provide support regarding the academic content areas, college and career ready standards, and other department initiatives.

Please note that this is a compilation of resources created over the past several years. In some instances, specific resources may reference standards or assessments that are no longer applicable in Tennessee; in that case, educators should use their best judgment to determine whether the materials still align with their content area and could benefit their students.

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Mathematics

The Tennessee state mathematics standards engage Tennessee students deep into the fundamental types of problem solving and mathematical thinking skills that are needed for life after high school.
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ELA / Literacy

The Tennessee state standards in English language arts (ELA) outline the reading, writing, language, speaking, listening, and research skills students will need to succeed in college and the workforce. With a renewed emphasis on the close reading of complex texts, especially literary nonfiction, our ELA standards require all students to graduate ready to read and respond to the academic and technical texts they will encounter throughout their adult lives.
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Science

The Tennessee state science standards allow our students to engage with rigorous science content embedded with engineering, technological, and mathematical skills. These integrated components provide our students a foundation and framework for lifelong scientific thinking and problem solving.
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Social Studies

The literacy standards for teachers of history/social studies subjects are a subset of the Tennessee state standards for English Language Arts. These literacy standards do not change the subject-area content. Rather, the literacy standards provide expectations for how students will read and write in those courses. This supports school-wide literacy efforts, helps prepare students for the literacy demands they will face in college and career, and reinforces students’ learning of subject-area content.
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Career & Technical Education

Tennessee's Career & Technical Education consists of 16 nationally recognized career clusters with the ultimate goal of preparing students for success at the postsecondary level and in their chosen careers. The literacy standards for teachers of technical subjects are a subset of the Tennessee state standards for English Language Arts. These literacy standards do not change the subject-area content. Rather, the literacy standards provide expectations for how students will read and write in those courses.