Tennessee Curriculum Center

Common Core Standards

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Tennessee's State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English/Language Arts in July 2010. This is an initiative led by the states designed to create a common core of state standards that is relevant and reflects the knowledge and skills young people need for success in college and the workforce.

The Common Core State Standards are already closely aligned with Tennessee’s existing Curriculum Standards. Here, you can browse the new Common Core State Standards and discover curriculum resources and connections to Tennessee's standards, concepts within those standards, and even individual learning expectations. We also provide downloadable crosswalks to compare the entire K-8 Common Core State Standards to the current Tennessee Curriculum Standards.

Common Core-Tennessee Crosswalks

These downloadable spreadsheets illustrate the alignments between the K-8 Common Core State Standards and the current Tennessee English/Language Arts and Mathematics Standards.