Academic Standard: Framework

English/Language Arts

Initiative: 
Tennessee State Standards
Framework: 
English/Language Arts
Type: 
Framework
Code: 
TSS.ELA
Grade range: 
No grade range

Businessman and philanthropist W. Clement Stone claimed that Definitiveness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement, and standards provide that definition of purpose for each grade level. Standards should measure excellence, not just benchmark skills; therefore, the committee of Tennessee teachers, administrators, and higher education faculty developed a set of learning outcomes that embraces an overall expectation of 21st century literacy skills necessary to succeed in post-secondary and workforce arenas. Thus, critical and divergent thinking, problem solving, active listening, recognition of patterns and anomalies, and evaluation and questioning of source material are essential skills in this document.

 
Elements within this Framework
 
Grade
Kindergarten
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Grades 9-10
Grades 11-12