CSSS Member Directory

Tennessee Department of Education Tennessee Department of Education

CSSS Member Information:

Brian Caine
Tennessee Department of Education
710 James Robertson Parkway, 12th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243


Organizational Structure:
School Systems have local C & I decision-making, Curriculum Materials Adoption State, Approved list

State Education Demographics

  • Number of K-12 Students: 930,525
  • Number of Local Education Agencies: 136
  • Number of Schools: 1,736

Standards Resources:  Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum Standards Curriculum Standards
Science Tennessee Dept. of Education - Science
STEMresources.com - Tennessee STEMresources.com - Tennessee

  • Information: Science standards were updated in 2008 for use beginning with school year 2009-2010.

State Science Assessment Information

  • Given at what grades: 3-8, 9-12
  • Time of Year: 3-8 spring; 9-12, at the end of course
  • First Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program Operational Date: grades 3-8, implemented 1992; 9-12, Gateway Science test graduation requirement implemented 2002, Physical Science end of course assessment implemented 2004
  • Type of Assessment: Multiple Choice
  • Information: New graduation requirements 2009-2010 school year: end of course assessments in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Biology is only EOC currently online

Tennessee Assessment and Evaluation Tennessee Assessment and Evaluation

Other CSSS members from this state:

Associate Members

Linda K. Jordan
Kelly Chastain