Academic standards list

Academic standards define the expectations for knowledge and skills that students are to learn in a subject by a certain age or at the end of a school grade level. This page contains a list of standards for a specific content area, grade level, and/or course. The list of standards may be structured using categories and sub-categories.

Science: Dimensions — Tennessee State Standards

The Tennessee Academic Standards for Science include the necessary qualities and conditions to support learning environments in which students develop knowledge and skills needed for post-secondary and career pursuits. These science curriculum standards are academically rigorous, relevant to today's world, and attendant to what makes Tennessee a unique place to live and learn.
The Framework for K-12 Science Education describes the progression of disciplinary core ideas (DCIs) and gives grade level end points. These core ideas and the component ideas are the structure and organization of the Tennessee Academic Standards for Science. The progressions are designed to build on student understanding of science with developmental appropriateness.
The crosscutting concepts are concepts that permeate all science and show an interdependent connection among the sciences differentiated from grades K-12. Tennessee state science standards have explicitly designed the standard progression to include these crosscutting concepts.
The science and engineering practices are used as a means to learn science by doing science, thus combining knowledge with skill. The goal is to allow students to discover how scientific knowledge is produced and how engineering solutions are developed. These are not to be taught in isolation or as a separate unit, but are embedded throughout the language of the standards.