ERIC Number: ED473906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug-21
Reference Count: N/A
Tennessee Social Studies Curriculum Standards. K-8 Standards, Learning Expectations, and Performance Indicators.
Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
The Tennessee social studies state standards present a vision of every child matriculating into a civic-minded citizen armed with the six content (culture; economics; geography; government and civics; history; and individuals, groups, and interactions) and four process standards of knowledge (communication; data analysis; historical awareness; and acquiring information). The philosophy is that process and content standards should be taught in an integrated manner, not in isolation. The learning expectations identify the essential and broad core of learning. Grade-level specific accomplishments delineate the skills and knowledge necessary to master the learning expectations at each grade. Learning expectations and accomplishments mastered within each grade cluster are assessed at the benchmark grades of three, five, and eight. The document's benchmark pages reflect performance indicators, detailing the level of achievement for each grade cluster. These performance indicators are divided into two categories: (1) state assessed; and (2) teacher observed. The Tennessee comprehensive assessment program evaluates the state performance indicators. In the classroom, teachers assess the teacher performance indicators through observation and other authentic methods. Within each category the indicators are divided into three levels: (1) below proficient; (2) proficient; and (3) advanced. All students are expected to master all three levels by the end of the grade cluster. The social studies standards include standards, learning expectations, and performance indicators for the following curriculum areas: K-8 social studies, U.S. history, world history, world geography, U.S. government, civics, sociology, economics, and psychology. Appendices provide a glossary of terms, resource materials, lists, and related information. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Citizenship Education, Cultural Context, Economics, Elementary Education, Geography, History, Middle Schools, Psychology, Public Schools, Social Studies, Sociology, State Standards, United States Government (Course)
Tennessee Department of Education, Office of Curriculum and Instruction, Andrew Johnson Tower, 5th Floor, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 7243-0379. Tel: 615-532-6300; Fax: 615-532-8536. For full text: http://www.state.tn.us/education/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
Identifiers: Curriculum Standards; Performance Indicators; Tennessee; Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program