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Common Core State Standards


Common Core State Standards for Math

High School Mathematics Update NEW!

The PARCC assessment, which is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and will be implemented in the 2014-15 school year, will have assessment options for both the traditional and integrated pathways for high school mathematics. In the traditional pathway, PARCC will assess students in the sequence Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. In the integrated pathway, PARCC will assess students in the sequence Math I, Math II, Math III. Algebra II and Math III are the final courses in each pathway that PARCC will assess to determine college and career readiness. Some districts have expressed interest in exploring the integrated pathway. The Tennessee State Board of Education has approved standards in the integrated and traditional pathways. Districts will have the choice of which pathway to implement and assess beginning in the 2014-15 school year. The department will continue to gather information about the implications of the integrated pathway for accountability and value-added scores. We look forward to having conversations with districts interested in exploring the integrated pathway.

Traditional Integrated


    Accelerating Students in Mathematics

    The Tennessee Department of Education is releasing a memo (available here) intended to support schools and districts when making decisions for appropriate placement of students in mathematics courses. Districts will continue to have authority to make decisions and set policy at the local level to determine how to best accelerate students in their mathematics course of study. This memo provides information to consider on a range of issues related to course sequencing in mathematics. Common questions addressed in the memo:
    • What does a pathway look like to reach calculus?
    • Can students skip a grade?
    • Which assessment will students take if they are accelerated?
    Standards for suggested compacted courses are included as appendices within the memo to ensure there are no gaps in content or the development of critical skills and understandings unique to the middle grades for students who take Algebra I in middle school.

    Understanding the Pathways for high school Mathematics

    This PowerPoint provides an overview to better understand the structure of the high school math standards, the placement of the standards in each pathway, and how the two pathways compare.
    In order to better understand how the development of topics progresses through the two pathways, these two documents include all of the high school standards in the traditional pathway and the integrated pathway.
    This document provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the high school pathways for mathematics.

    2013-14 standards tables

    These documents show the standards for each grade level in categories. SPIs are divided into Dropped content, Focus content, and Other content. The Common Core State Standards are grouped into Focus content (four Focus Clusters per grade level) and Other/Supporting content. The rows of the tables show the Common Core State Standards and related SPIs.

    Challenges and Opportunities Video

    Members of Tennessee’s Common Core Leadership Council share their vision at Core Coach training

    Math 3-8 crosswalk
    This Crosswalk, which shows the correlation between TDP Standards and the CCSSM for grades 3-8, has been newly revised by Tennessee educators.   To learn more about how to use the Crosswalk, go here.