for Faculty & Staff » Social Studies Resources

Social Studies Resources

State Websites You Can't Live Without:
Tennessee's Social Studies Website:  Here you will find up-to-date information about testing, the current state standards, and other links.(Remember that Social Studies standards will change during the 2019-2020 school year.  They will be posted at that time.)
Tennessee Blueprints:  This link will take you to the current year's testing blueprints listed by subject and grade level .  What are testing blueprints? Assessment blueprints are designed to show educators a summary of what will be assessed in each grade, including a range of number of items that will address each strand of standards. This resource is designed to help educators as they plan for the upcoming school year.-
Writing Rubrics and Anchor PapersIn order to prepare your students to be better writers and live up to state expectations, you must use the state writing rubrics.  Anchor papers also help you and your students understand what each level of writing looks like.  It's always good to have examples of each level posted in your room and to analyze the anchor papers with your class to understand why they represent the level.
Assessment Resources:
TN Ready Practice Tests and Item Samplers:   Click here to access TN Ready practice tests and item samplers by grade level.
Power Schools: This platform has been purchased by our district to allow teachers to build and/or upload tests so that students' progress can be measured. 
CAB: Tennessee's State on-line practice test platform is CAB.  For more information, see the resources below:
  -  CAB Video Tutorial: This tutorial covers all aspects of CAB - accessing the program, creating a test, and creating a group. It also covers assigning and administering a test and scoring the test.

Other Resources
​- TN History for Kids:  This website has links to articles, videos and lessons that support our Tennessee standards.