Content Standards

State boards of education establish a set of expectations that outlines what students must know and be able to do in order to be deemed proficient.  These content standards are delineated by topic and grade level and can be found in official state board policy.

Alabama updated the English Language Arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Alabama updated the Arts Education standards in 2006.

Alabama updated the Arts Education standards in 2006.

Alabama updated the Career and Technical Education standards in 2008.

Alabama updated the Driver and Traffic Safety Education standards in 2007.

Alabama updated the Languages other than English standards in 2006.

Alabama updated the Health Education standards in 2009.

Content standards in Mathematics were originally developed in 2010. They are minimum and required (Code of Alabama, 1975, §16-35-4). They are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Alabama updated the Physical Education standards in 2009.

Alabama's new science standards have been recently adopted in the fall of 2015, for implementation in the 2016-2017 school year.

Alabama updated the Social Studies standards in 2010.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

The Alabama College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS), which are based on the Common Core State Standards, are a set of academic standards for math and English being taught in K-12 classrooms across Alabama. Academic standards are expectations for what students should know by the end of each school year. Alabama's standards focus on helping our students gain a deep understanding of concepts being taught and how they apply to real life. Alabama's State Board of Education has the sole authority over what standards (expectations) our state adopts. Local school systems still develop their own curricula (how it's taught) and choose their own textbooks. Individual teachers still develop their own lesson plans.

Alaska updated the English Language Arts standards in 2012.

Alaska updated the Arts Education standards in 2006.

Alaska updated the Arts Education standards in 2006.

Alaska adopted Career and Technical education standards in 2010.

Alaska updated the Mathematics standards in 2012.

Alaska updated the Cultural Standards in 1998.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Arizona updated the English Language Arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Arizona updated the Arts Education standards in 2015, and full implementation of these standards will occur in the 2016-2017 school year.

Arizona updated the Arts Education standards in 2015, and they will be implemented in full for the 2016-2017 school year.

Arizona adopted Career and Technical Education Standards in 2016.

Arizona developed new Health Education Standards in 2009 to replace the previous 1997 Standards. The 2009 Health Education Standard should have been fully implemented by Arizona schools as of the 2010-2011 school year.

Arizona updated the Mathematics standards in 2010. They are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Arizona adopted World and Native Languages Standards in 2015.

Arkansas most recently updated the English Language Arts standards in 2014. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Arkansas updated the Arts Education standards in 2015.

Arkansas updated the Arts Education standards in 2015.

The State Board of Education has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

Arizona updated the Health Education standards in 2011.

Arkansas updated the Mathematics standards in 2010. They are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

In 2011, Arkansas became one of 26 states to lead the development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Arkansas's lead state process included a consideration of conceptual shifts in science education.

Arkansas adopted Social Studies standards in 2014.

Arkansas State Code § 6-11-105 - Powers and duties articulates State Board of Education shall: “Qualify and standardize public schools and prescribe requirements for accrediting and grading public schools”.

California updated the English Language Arts standards in 2013. They are aligned to the Common Core State Standards adopted in 2010.

California updated the Visual and Performing Arts Standards in 2001.

California updated the Visual and Performing Arts Standards in 2001.

The newly revised CTE Model Curriculum Standards designed to prepare students to be both Career and College ready were adopted by the SBE on January 16, 2013.

California updated the Health Education standards in 2008.

California updated the Mathematics standards in 2013. They are aligned to the Common Core State Standards adopted in 2010.

California updated the Physical Education Standards in 2005.

California updated the Science Education standards in 2013.

California updated the Social Studies standards in 1998.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

California updated the World Language Standards in 2009.

Colorado updated the Reading, Writing, and Communicating standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Colorado updated the Dance and Theatre standards in 2009.

Colorado updated the Visual Arts standards in 2009.

The State Board of Community Colleges and Occupational Education has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

Colorado updated the Comprehensive Health and Physical Education standards in 2009.

Colorado updated the math standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Colorado updated the Science standards in 2009.

Colorado updated the Social Studies standards in 2014.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Colorado updated the World Languages standards in 2009.

Connecticut updated the Literacy/English Language Arts standards in 2010. The standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Connecticut updated the Arts standards in 1999.

Connecticut updated the Arts standards in 2007.

Connecticut updated the Career and Technical Education standards in 2011.

A planned, sequential PK-12 comprehensive school health education addresses the physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions of health and enables children and youth to become healthy and productive citizens and establish and practice health-enhancing behaviors over a lifetime. Curriculum is designed to motivate children and youth to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, reduce health-related risk behaviors and develop and demonstrate health-related knowledge, attitudes, skills and practices. Certified, highly qualified and effective teachers provide comprehensive school health education, which is one component of a coordinated approach to school health.

Connecticut updated the math standards in 2010. They are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Planned, sequential PK-12 physical education provides psychomotor, cognitive and affective content and learning experiences that promote optimum personal development. Quality curriculum and instruction, provided in a safe, supportive environment, offer meaningful, challenging learning for all students, and result in lifetime learning outcomes of skills, literacy, and ability to understand concepts and develop plans for lifetime physical activity and wellness. Physical education is one component in a coordinated approach to school health. 

Connecticut adopted Next Generation Science Standards in 2015.

Social studies is the integration of knowledge and human experience for the purpose of citizenship. Students gain knowledge of history, civics and government, geography, and economics; understand the interaction between and among history, the social sciences and humanities; and apply that knowledge and understanding as responsible citizens.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards. Pursuant to Title 10, the Connecticut State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Connecticut approved the Connecticut World Languages Framework in 2005.

Delaware updated the English Language Arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Delaware has performing arts standards in dance, music, and theatre. These standards were adopted in 2007 and 2008.

Delaware visual arts standards were adopted in 2007.

The State Board of Education shares authority over adoption with the Commissioner/Superintendent of Education.

Delaware updated the Mathematics standards in 2010. The standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Delaware's Science standards are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.

The Social Studies Coalition of Delaware has worked with the Delaware Department of Education to provide professional development and instructional resources to Delaware teachers for over a decade. A sub-committee of educators from the Delaware Department of Education, the Social Studies Coalition of Delaware (SSCD), and the University of Delaware convened in December 2015 to make recommendations to update the Delaware Social Studies Standards. The membership of the Coalition voted unanimously at its February 19, 2016, meeting to support the proposed updates to the Delaware Social Studies Standards.

The proposed updates will be presented to the State Board of Education on April 21, 2016.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

In 2012, Delaware adopted the Common Core State Standards. As these standards do not explicitly include World Languages, the national organization ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) created a crosswalk document that shows that the World Language Standards and the Common Core State Standards are mutually supportive.

DC adopted the English Language Arts standards in 2010. The standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

DC updated the Arts standards in 2008.

The State Board of Education has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

DC updated the Early Learning standards in 2008.

DC updated the Health and Physical Education standards in 2016.

In doing so, the District of Columbia joined 42 other states in formally signing on to the state-led initiative, which was coordinated by the National Governor’s Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

DC updated the Science standards in 2011.

DC updated the Social Studies standards in 2011.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards. The State Board of Education, pursuant to DC Official Code § 38-2652, granted the SBOE full power to adopt standards.

DC updated the Technology standards in 2009.

DC updated the World Languages standards in 2011.

Florida adopted English Language Standards in 2014.

The State Education Agency has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

Health Education provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to be healthy throughout their lifetime. The intent of a comprehensive health education program is to motivate students to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, and avoid or reduce health related risk behaviors.

Florida adopted new standards in 2014.

Florida's physical education standards and benchmarks were revised in 2013 to reflect what a student should know and be able to do as the result of a quality physical education program. Florida's Standards for Physical Education were adopted by the State Board of Education in 2014. If you would like to view the standards and benchmarks please visit the CPALMS website.

In 2008 Florida adopted Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards. Pursuant to section 229.003, Florida Statute, the State Board of Education has authority to adopt standards.

Florida adopted World Language Standards in 2011.

The Georgia Standards of Excellence describe a vertically aligned, benchmarked set of performance standards for students in English Language Arts and Literacy. The standards establish a staircase of increasing complexity in what students must be able to read and write so that all students are ready for the demands of college and/or career level communication no later than the end of high school.

Georgia has performing arts standards in dance, music, theatre, and media.

The State Board of Education has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a state-funded instructional program for eligible English Learners (ELs) in grades K-12 (Georgia School Law Code 1981, § 20-2-156, enacted in 1985).

The Georgia Mathematics standards are designed to achieve a balance among concepts, skills, and problem solving. They provide clear expectations for curriculum, instruction, assessment, and student work. The standards stress rigorous concept development and real-world applications while maintaining a strong emphasis on computational and procedural skills.

Georgia adopted physical education standards in 2009 for implementation during the 2010-2011 school year.

New Science standards were adopted in 2016, for implimentation in the 2017-2018 school year.

New Social Studies standards were adopted in 2016, for implementation in the 2017-2018 school year.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

The Georgia Performance Standards for Modern Languages (GPS) are based on Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language(ACTFL) Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners. The GPS are organized in outline form, integrating the national standards and the three modes of communication: interpersonal (IP), interpretive (INT), and presentational (P), as well as Cultural Perspectives, Practices and Products (CU), and Connections, Comparisons, and Communities (CCC).

Hawaii uses the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts.

Hawaii adopted fine arts standards in 2006.

Hawaii adopted fine arts standards in 2006.

The State Board of Education has authority over Career and Technical Education Standards, adopted in 2005.

Hawaii Health standards were adopted in 2005.

Hawaii has adopted Common Core standards for Mathematics.

Hawaii adopted content and performance standards for Physical Education in 2005.

Hawaii adopted Social Studies standards in 2005.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Hawaii adopted content and performance standards for World Languages in 2005.

Idaho updated the English language arts standards in 2011. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Idaho updated the limited English proficiency standards in 2012.

Idaho updated the health standards in 2011.

Idaho updated the math standards in 2011. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Idaho updated the humanities standards in 2008.

Idaho updated the physical education standards in 2010.

Idaho updated the science standards in 2006.

Idaho updated the social studies standards in 2009.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards (the Department of Education creates standards which the State Board of Education is required to approve. Once approved, a senate committee must give final approval).

Illinois updated the English language arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Illinois updated the arts standards in 1997.

Illinois updated the math standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Illinois updated the physical education standards in 2013.

Illinois updated the science standards in 2014.

Illinois updated the social studies standards in 2015.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

The benefits of effective foreign language instruction focus on the role of the individual in a multilingual, global society. No longer do Americans live in isolation; instead, there is an ever-changing, interdependent world in which diverse cultural and linguistic groups converge. The National Standards for Foreign Language Learning establish the academic, business, personal, recreational and practical benefits of studying foreign languages, and the Illinois Learning Standards for Foreign Languages are based on this rationale. The national document states: "To study another language and culture gives one the powerful key to successful communication: knowing how, when, and why to say what to whom.

Indiana updated the English language arts standards in 2014.

Indiana has performing arts standards in dance, music, and theatre.

The State Board of Education recommended and approved the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Arts in 2008 under the Indiana General Assembly’s direction to develop standards that are “world-class, clear, concise, jargon-free, and by grade-level.” The Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Arts incorporate the National Standards for Arts Education, which were developed by
the Consortium of National Arts Education Associations.

Indiana has standards in 9 different content areas with include English language arts, math, science, social studies, arts, English language proficiency, health and wellness, physical education, and world language.

Indiana updated the health and wellness standards in 2010.

Indiana updated the math standards in 2014.

On April 15, 2016, Indiana took a huge step forward with the adoption of science standards and, in particular, the addition of computer science (CS) standards for kindergarten to eighth grade. This means that starting in the 2016 school year, all elementary and middle school students should begin receiving CS instruction embedded into their current coursework.

Indiana updated the physical education standards in 2010.

Indiana updated the science standards in 2016.

Indiana updated the social studies standards in 2014.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards. Indiana State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards under Title 20, Article 19.

Indiana updated the world languages standards in 2013.

Iowa adopted Iowa Core in English Language Arts in 2011.

The State Board of Education has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

Iowa adopted new Mathematics standards in 2010. Iowa Core Mathematics includes recommendations for curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as standards for mathematical content and mathematical practices.

Iowa has 21st century skills as a content area for their academic standards. 21st Century Skills include Civic Literacy, Employability Skills, Financial Literacy, Health Literacy, and Technology Literacy.21st Century Skills include Civic Literacy, Employability Skills, Financial Literacy, Health Literacy, and Technology Literacy.

Iowa has standards in 5 different content areas which include literacy, math, science, social studies, and 21st century skills. 21st Century Skills include Civic Literacy, Employability Skills, Financial Literacy, Health Literacy, and Technology Literacy.

[Iowa Code 267.7(28)]

Iowa has standards in 5 different content areas which include literacy, math, science, social studies, and 21st century skills. 21st Century Skills include Civic Literacy, Employability Skills, Financial Literacy, Health Literacy, and Technology Literacy.

[Iowa Code 256.7(26)(a)(3)]

The State Board has the authority to create standards. Iowa code of 2014 Title VII, Subtitle 1, Chapter 256, subchapter 7, Part 21

The Mission of English Language Arts and Literacy Education: English Language Arts and Literacy in History/ Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects education in Kansas prepares students to become accomplished in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language across all content areas.

The State Board of Education has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

Kansas updated their Math standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Kansas has standards in 4 content areas which include History, Government, and Social Studies, English Language Arts, Math, and Science.

Kansas updated their History, Government, and Social Studies requirements in 2013.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards. The State Board of Education, per state law, Chapter 72, mandates adopting and maintaining standards.

Kentucky has standards in 8 different content areas including arts and humanities, English language arts, math, practical living, science, social studies, technology, and vocational studies.

Kentucky adopted Arts and Humanities Standards as a part of their academic standards in 2013.

The State Board of Education has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

Kentucky updated the Math standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Kentucky updated the science standards in 2013. These standards are aligned to the next generation science standards.

Kentucky drafted new Social Studies standards in 2015.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards. With the advice of the Local Superintendents Advisory Council, the Kentucky Board of Education shall promulgate administrative regulations establishing standards that public school districts shall meet in student, program, service and operational performance. These regulations shall comply with the expected outcomes for students and schools set forth in KRS 158.6451

Kentucky has standards in 8 different content areas including arts and humanities, English language arts, math, practical living, science, social studies, technology, and vocational studies.

Louisiana updated the English language arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Louisiana has proposed new standards for review to be implemented for the 2016-2017 school year.

The State Education Agency has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

Through legislative requirements of Act 180 (2007), the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) was given the responsibility to coordinate the development and implementation of health and physical education (PE) curricula in all public elementary and secondary schools. Also in 2007, coordinated school health stakeholders recommended the development of grade-level expectations (GLEs) for health and PE. GLEs have been developed for core content subjects to develop grade-by-grade standards to guide the development of curriculum, instruction, and assessment and to provide uniformity in subject content taught across Louisiana. Therefore, the Department of Education chose to develop GLEs to achieve the charge of developing curricula in health and PE.

Louisiana updated the Mathematics standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Louisiana has proposed new standards for review to be implemented for the 2016-2017 school year.

Louisiana updated its Social Studies standards in 2011.

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has full authority to adopt standards under Title 28 of the Louisiana Administrative Code.

The Maine Learning Results were most recently updated in 2011 to include Common Core as the college and career readiness standards for English language arts and math, better preparing our students for success in college, career and civic life by creating deeper, more rigorous and clearer expectations for learning.

Maine has standards in 7 different content standards which include career and education development, English language arts, health education and physical education, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, visual and performing arts, and world languages.

Maine has standards in 7 different content standards which include career and education development, English language arts, health education and physical education, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, visual and performing arts, and world languages.

The Maine Department of Education Office of Career and Technical Education is responsible for the State’s oversight and support for the delivery of all career and technical education provided in Maine. This includes the management of the federal Carl D. Perkins grant and the accountability measures that must be reached to receive the funding.

Maine updated the mathematics standards in 2011. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Maine is began reviewing an update to the standards in 2013.

The department in consultation with the state board shall establish and implement a comprehensive, statewide system of learning results, which may include a core of standards in English language arts and mathematics for kindergarten to grade 12 established in common with the other states, as set forth in this section and in department rules implementing this section and other curricular requirements.

All Maine publicly-supported schools are required to implement the World Languages Standards included in Maine’s Learning Results. In addition, student demonstration of achievement of these standards at the ninth through diploma grade span will be required as a component of every Maine student graduating with a proficiency-based diploma starting in 2018.

The English Language Arts Program guides the framework for curricular and instructional practices in Reading and Language development in English across all content areas from kindergarten through the 12th grade, preparing students to be successfully literate in the 21st- century. The curricular thrust is directed by the Common Core Standards and are adapted accordingly based on school resources and student needs. Students who meet these standards readily undertake the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex works of literature. Additionally, students will habitually perform the critical reading necessary to pick carefully through the staggering amount of information available today in print, digital and in multimedia formats.

The Mariana Islands have adopted Next Generation Science Standards.

The Social Studies Program integrates the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence and participation. The curriculum is dynamic in order to prepare students for a society where change is rapid and constant. The realities of a globally interdependent world require students to understand their historical roots and draw upon historical knowledge. Students must learn to solve problems facing their local communities as well as emerging global issues. The Social Studies Standards and Benchmarks provide opportunities for students to develop skills in making not only personal choices but also economic choices based on limited resources. Students need preparation to face persistent dilemmas in our democracy.

Maryland has performing arts standards in Dance, Music, and Theatre.

Maryland had visual arts standards.

The State Board of Education has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

Maryland has joined the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium and has adopted the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards. As a multi-state coalition of state departments of education, WIDA acts in collaboration to research, design and implement a standards-based educational system that promotes equitable educational opportunities for English language learners (ELLs).

Maryland updated the math standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Maryland has standards in 10 different content areas including English language arts, math, history/social studies, science, fine arts, health, physical education, world languages, English language proficiency, and technology education.

Maryland updated the science standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.

Maryland updated the history/social studies standards in 2010.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Maryland has standards in 10 different content areas including English language arts, math, history/social studies, science, fine arts, health, physical education, world languages, English language proficiency, and technology education.

Maryland has standards in 10 different content areas including English language arts, math, history/social studies, science, fine arts, health, physical education, world languages, English language proficiency, and technology education.

Massachusetts updated the English language arts standards in 2010.

Massachusetts updated the arts standards in 1999. Performing arts standards include dance, music and theatre standards.

Massachusetts updated the visual arts standards in 1999.

The Commissioner/Superintendent of Education has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education standards.

Massachusetts updated the comprehensive health standards in 1999.

Massachusetts adopted new math standards in 2010.

Massachusetts updated the science and technology/engineering standards in 2016.

Massachusetts updated the history and social science standards in 2003.

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Massachusetts has standards in 8 different content areas which include arts, English language arts, foreign languages, comprehensive health, math, history and social science, science and technology/engineering, and vocational technical education frameworks.

Michigan aligned the English language arts to the Common Core State Standards. Michigan K-12 Standards for English Language Arts were adopted by the State Board of Education in 2010.

The State Board of Education has authority over adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

Michigan aligned the math standards to the Common Core State Standards. Michigan K-12 Standards for Mathematics were adopted by the State Board of Education in 2010.

In 2011, the National Research Council released A Framework for K-12 Science Education, which set forth guidance for science standards development
based on the research on how students learn best. This extensive body of research suggests students need to be engaged in doing science by engaging the same practices used by scientists and engineers. Furthermore, students should engage in science and engineering practices in the context of core ideas that become ever more sophisticated as students move through school. Students also need to see the connections of these disciplinary-based core ideas to the bigger science concepts that cross disciplinary lines. The proposed Michigan standards are built on this research-based framework. The framework was used in the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, for which Michigan was a lead partner.

The State Board of Education has authority to lead in developing a vision and comprehensive plan for redesigning Michigan school organization and finance that supports attainment of robust learning standards, necessary skills, and good outcomes for all students; and that provides the requisite, predictable and fairly delivered public funding to reasonably achieve these goals.

Minnesota updated the English language arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Minnesota updated the arts standards in 2008.

Career and Technical Education Standards are locally selected.

Minnesota has standards in 7 different content areas including arts, English language arts, health and physical education, math, reading, science, and social studies.

Minnesota updated the math standards in 2007.

Minnesota has standards in 7 different content areas including arts, English language arts, health and physical education, math, reading, science, and social studies.

Minnesota updated the science standards in 2009.

Minnesota updated the social studies standards in 2013.

(a)The commissioner must consider advice from at least the following stakeholders in developing statewide rigorous core academic standards in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, including history, geography, economics, government and citizenship, and the arts:
(1) parents of school-age children and members of the public throughout the state;
(2) teachers throughout the state currently licensed and providing instruction in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, or the arts and licensed elementary and secondary school principals throughout the state currently administering a school site;
(3) currently serving members of local school boards and charter school boards throughout the state;

Mississippi updated the English language arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Mississippi updated the fine arts standards in 2003.

Mississippi has standards in 10 different content areas which include business and technology, contemporary health, early childhood, English language arts, foreign language, math, physical education, science, social studies, and visual performing arts.

The State Board of Education has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education standards.

Mississippi updated the early childhood standards in 2013. These standards are for 3 and 4 year olds.

Mississippi updated the contemporary health standards in 2012. Mississippi has contemporary health standards for K-8 and 9-12th grades.

The Department of Mathematics, as part of the Offices of Elementary Education and Reading, and the Office of Secondary Education, is responsible for supporting and training Mathematics teachers, curriculum specialists, administrators, and parents by providing the most up-to-date information and resources needed to implement the 2016 Mississippi College-and Career-Readiness Standards (CCRS) for Mathematics, grades K-12.

The purpose of the 2013 Mississippi Physical Education Framework is to provide Mississippi physical educators in the public schools with a foundation for developing a quality physical education curriculum. This model provides consistency for physical education programs in the state.

Mississippi updated the science standards in 2010.

Mississippi updated the social studies standards in 2011.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Mississippi updated its world language standards in 2016.

Missouri has standards in Health/Physical Education.

Missouri updated the math standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Montana updated the English language arts standards in 2011. These standards are aligned to the common core state standards.

The Arts consists of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. The content and performance standards
for the Arts describe what all Montana students should know and be able to do in the Arts. Although
literary arts are generally considered a part of the Arts, standards for the literary arts are integrated throughout
the Communication Arts.

Montana has standards in 13 different areas including art, career and technology, English language arts, English language proficiency, health enhancement, library media, mathematics, science, social studies, technology, traffic education, workplace competencies, and world languages.

The State Board of Education has authority over Career and Technical Education standards.

Montana updated the traffic education standards in 2014.

Montana updated the English language proficiency standards in 2011.

Health Enhancement combines the disciplines of “health” and “physical education” into a single curriculum with its focus on health-related outcomes. Concepts learned in the classroom are reinforced in the gymnasium and vice versa. Health is essential to a quality of life and leads directly to improved learning. Health enhancement develops the skills and behaviors necessary for students to become healthy, productive citizens who take personal responsibility for their own well-being as well as a social responsibility for the health of their community.

Early initiation of healthy behaviors is a predictor of enhanced school performance as well as less risk for morbidity and premature mortality in adulthood. Health enhancement is a critical component of the educational process.

Montana updated the math standards in 2011. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Montana has standards in 13 different areas including art, career and technology, English language arts, English language proficiency, health enhancement, library media, mathematics, science, social studies, technology, traffic education, workplace competencies, and world languages.

Montana updated the science standards in 2006.

Montana updated the social studies standards in 2010.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Montana updated the technology standards in 2010.

Classical languages and some American Indian languages will often have a different communication focus than modern languages. The standards and benchmarks, designed to encompass all aspects of language learning, are applied as they fit the recognized purpose of the study of a particular language. Oral proficiency is not the major outcome of studying a classical language nor are reading and writing primary outcomes in learning all American Indian languages.

Nebraska updated the English language arts standards in 2014.

Nebraska updated the math standards in 2015.

Nebraska updated the science standards in 2010.

Nebraska updated the social studies standards in 2010.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Nevada updated the English standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

The State Board of Education has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

Nevada updated the health and physical education standards in 2007.

Nevada updated the social studies standards in 2008.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Nevada updated the computer and technology standards in 2010.

The State Board of Education approved the revision of the World (formerly Foreign) Language standards on July 10, 2014. These standards offer a vision of excellence for K-12 world language education in Nevada.

New Hampshire updated the English language arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

New Hampshire follows National Core Arts Standards in Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Media and Dance.

New Hampshire updated the English language proficiency standards in 2004.

New Hampshire updated the health standards in 2003.

New Hampshire updated the mathematics standards in 2012. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

New Hampshire has standards in 11 different content areas including arts education, mathematics, physical education, English language arts, English language proficiency standards, science, social studies, health, technology/engineering education, information and communication technologies literacy, and world languages.

The purpose of the New Hampshire K-12 Physical Education Curriculum Guidelines is to provide a vision for physical education in New Hampshire. The expectations for student learning at the primary (Pre-K–2), intermediate (grades 3-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9–12) levels set forth in this document are to be used as a tool for districts, schools and teachers to make local decisions about a comprehensive physical education curriculum. As with other content areas, specific grade-level course offerings, and instructional methods, activities, and materials remain at the local level.

New Hampshire adopted New Generation Science Standards.

New Hampshire updated the social studies standards in 2006.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

New Hampshire updated the technology/engineering standards in 2008.

New Hampshire updated the world languages standards in 2007.

In June 2010, the State Board adopted revised CCCS and associated indicators reflecting the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and mathematics.

In June 2009, the State Board adopted revised CCCS and associated indicators in visual and performing arts

New Jersey has standards in 8 different content areas including math, English language arts, arts, health, science, social studies, world languages, technology, and career technical education.

The State Board of Education has authority over Career and Technical Education Standards. These standards were adopted in 2014.

New Jersey has standards in 8 different content areas including math, English language arts, arts, health, science, social studies, world languages, technology, and career technical education.

New Jersey updated their math standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

New Jersey updated their science standards in 2009.

In September 2009, the State Board adopted revised CCCS and associated indicators in social studies.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards. Standards must be updated every 5 years as per state mandate.

New Jersey has standards in 8 different content areas including math, English language arts, arts, health, science, social studies, world languages, technology, and career technical education.

New Jersey has standards in 8 different content areas including math, English language arts, arts, health, science, social studies, world languages, technology, and career technical education.

New Mexico updated the English language arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

New Mexico updated the visual and performing arts standards in 2009. These standards include Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

New Mexico has standards in 8 content areas including English language development standards, health, English language arts, math, world languages, physical education, science, social studies, and the arts.

New Mexico updated their English language development standards in 2009.

New Mexico updated the health education standards in 2009.

New Mexico updated the math standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

New Mexico updated the physical education standards in 2009.

New Mexico updated the science standards in 2003.

New Mexico updated the social studies standards in 2009.

The State Board has full authority to adopt standards.

New Mexico's world language standards are called the Modern, Classical, and Native Languages standards.

New York updated the English language arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

New York has standards in Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

New York updated the math standards in 2011. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

The science home page of the Curriculum, Instruction and Instructional Technology Team has been developed as a resource to inform users about New York State (NYS) Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (MST) with a focus on science.

New York adopted a new Social Studies framework in 2014.

The New York State Board of Regents has full authority to adopt standards.

North Carolina updated the English language arts standards in 2011. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

North Carolina has fine arts standards in Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

The State Board of Education has full authority over Career and Technical Education standards. These standards were adopted in 2011.

North Carolina has standards in 11 content areas including arts, driver education program standards, English as a second language standards, English language arts, health, technology, math, world languages, science, social studies, and career and technical education.

North Carolina has standards in 11 content areas including arts, driver education program standards, English as a second language standards, English language arts, health, technology, math, world languages, science, social studies, and career and technical education.

North Carolina adopted new standards in 2010, but they were not taught until 2012.

North Carolina updated the math standards in 2011. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

The State Board of Education approved new Extended Content Standards based on the State Common Core Standards and the State Essential Standards in February and March of 2011. These will be operational for the 2012-13 school year. The new extended standards can be found on this webpage.

North Carolina updated the social studies standards in 2010.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

During 2009, Instructional Technology staff members worked with LEA representatives and other DPI staff to create Information and Technology Essential Standards for media and technology. These standards were developed using Bloom's Revised Technology and replace the Computer Skills and Information Literacy Standard Courses of Study. The Information and Technology Essential Standards are posted on the ACRE section of the NC Public Schools web site.

The new World Language Essential Standards, which incorporates revisions from the 2004 Standard of Course of Study and the documents for American Sign Language and Dual Language Immersion, were approved in September 2010 by the North Carolina State Board of Education. The World Language Essential Standards will be taught and assessed starting with the 2012-13 school year.

North Dakota updated the English language arts standards in 2011. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

North Dakota has standards 10 different content areas including English language arts, English language proficiency, foreign languages, health, math, library/technology literacy, library and technology content standards, physical education, science, and social studies.

North Dakota updated the math standards in 2011. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

North Dakota has standards 10 different content areas including English language arts, English language proficiency, foreign languages, health, math, library/technology literacy, library and technology content standards, physical education, science, and social studies.

North Dakota has standards 10 different content areas including English language arts, English language proficiency, foreign languages, health, math, library/technology literacy, library and technology content standards, physical education, science, and social studies.

North Dakota release a draft of the updated Next Generation Science Standards in 2014.

North Dakota updated the social studies standards in 2007.

The Superintendent of Public Instruction has full authority to adopt standards.

North Dakota has standards 10 different content areas including English language arts, English language proficiency, foreign languages, health, math, library/technology literacy, library and technology content standards, physical education, science, and social studies.

The State Board of Education adopted Ohio's Learning Standards in English Language Arts in 2010 (in alignment with Common Core) as a guide to teaching and learning in the classroom. The Kindergarten – Grade 12 standards have been fully in use in Ohio classrooms since the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

Ohio updated the math standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Ohio updated the science standards in 2010.

Ohio updated the social studies standards in 2010.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Oklahoma updated the English language arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Oklahoma adopted new music standards in 2014.

Oklahoma adopted new visual arts standards in 2014.

Oklahoma updated the math standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Oklahoma adopted new science standards under PASS Grades 5, 8, and Biology I in 2011. All other grades and subjects were updated in 2014.

Oklahoma adopted new Social Studies standards in 2014.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards. State Board of Education has authority, but the legislature has specified in law the courses required for high school graduation (70 O S. §§11-103.6), the scope of social studies curriculum (70 O. S. §11-103.6a), AIDS prevention education (70 O.S. §11-103.3), approval of sex education curriculum (70 O.S. §11-105.1), the Passport to Financial Literacy instruction (70 O.S. §11-103.6g-11-103.6h), and physical education programs (70 O.S. §11-103.9).

Oklahoma has standards in 6 different content areas including English language arts, math, social studies, science, fine arts, and world languages.

Oregon last updated the English language arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Oregon adopted new Arts standards in September 2015. Based on the National Core Arts Standards, they contain standards for five discrete disciplines, a glossary for each discipline and supporting materials for the standards: dance, theatre, music, media, and visual arts.

Oregon has standards in 8 different content areas including arts, health, world languages, English language arts, math, physical education, science, and social sciences.

Oregon last updated the math standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Oregon last updated the physical education standards in 2014.

The Oregon State Board of Education adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as the new Oregon 2014 Science Standards on March 6, 2014.

The Oregon State Board of Education adopted the Oregon Social Sciences Standards K-12 PDF on August 15, 2011. Instruction should be aligned to these standards by the beginning of 2012-2013.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Oregon last updated the world language standards in 2010.

The English language arts standards were adopted in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Pennsylvania has fine arts standards in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.

Pennsylvania has standards in 12 different content areas including English language arts, math, reading and writing, science, social studies, arts, health, world languages, environment and ecology, civics and government, economics, and geography.

Pennsylvania has standards in 12 different content areas including English language arts, math, reading and writing, science, social studies, arts, health, world languages, environment and ecology, civics and government, economics, and geography.

Pennsylvania has standards in 12 different content areas including English language arts, math, reading and writing, science, social studies, arts, health, world languages, environment and ecology, civics and government, economics, and geography.

Pennsylvania has standards in 12 different content areas including English language arts, math, reading and writing, science, social studies, arts, health, world languages, environment and ecology, civics and government, economics, and geography.

Pennsylvania has standards in 12 different content areas including English language arts, math, reading and writing, science, social studies, arts, health, world languages, environment and ecology, civics and government, economics, and geography.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards. The Pennsylvania State Board of Education works with the Department of Education to adopt regulations and standards that govern education.

Pennsylvania has standards in 12 different content areas including English language arts, math, reading and writing, science, social studies, arts, health, world languages, environment and ecology, civics and government, economics, and geography.

South Carolina College- and Career-Ready English Language Arts Standards (ELA) were created in 2015.

South Carolina updated the Visual and Performing arts standards in 2010. South Carolina has standards in Dance, Visual Arts, Media Arts, General Music, Choral Music, Instrumental Music, and Theatre.

South Carolina has standards in 8 different content areas including English language arts, financial literacy, health education, math, physical education, science social studies, and visual and performing arts.

South Carolina has standards in 8 different content areas including English language arts, financial literacy, health education, math, physical education, science social studies, and visual and performing arts.

South Carolina has standards in 8 different content areas including English language arts, financial literacy, health education, math, physical education, science social studies, and visual and performing arts.

South Carolina updated the science standards in 2014.

South Carolina adopted new social studies standards in 2011.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards. §59-18-300 grants the South Carolina State Board of Education authority to adopt educational standards in core academic areas.

The standards for English Language Arts are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K–12 standards in order to help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school. They were adopted in 2015, and align to Common Core.

South Dakota adopted Fine Arts standards in 2015. These include standards in dance, music, media, theatre, and visual arts.

South Dakota has standards in 9 different content areas including science, social studies, health education standards, physical education standards, educational technology, fine arts, early learning guidance, English language arts, and math.

The State Board of Education has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

South Dakota adopted new health standards in 2011.

South Dakota adopted standards for mathematics in 2010. These standards are aligned to Common Core Principles.

South Dakota has standards new physical education standards in 2014.

South Dakota adopted new science standards in 2015.

South Dakota adopted new Social Studies standards in 2015.

The board and the department shall jointly work to develop standards and practices that ensure that, by the third grade, all children, to the best of their abilities, have learned fundamental reading, mathematics, language, science, and technology skills that form the foundation for further learning. The board and the department shall work together to develop standards and practices that ensure that, by completion of the twelfth grade, all students, to the best of their abilities, have learned the educational and personal skills that will allow them to enter adulthood as responsible members of society. (13-1-43)

South Dakota adopted new technology standards in 2015.

Tennessee updated the English language arts standards in 2010.

Tennessee fine arts academic standards include separate sets of standards for each of the four arts: dance, music, theater, and visual art. Each set of standards is based on the national standards for that art area. Each has grade level standards for K-5, subject area course standards for grades 6-8, and course-level standards for grades 9-12. Working from the national standards, teams of educators in each area developed the state standards including Grade or Course Level Expectations (GLEs or CLEs) and Checks for Understanding.

The State Board of Education has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

Tennessee Rules and Regulations require that students whose first language is other than English and who are limited in their English language proficiency be provided with a specially designed alternative language program. [Rule 0520-1-3-.056. a. 1 and 2 ii.]

Tennessee's Health Education Standards can be used to support the effective implementation of comprehensive health education as one of the components of Coordinated School Health.

Tennessee updated the math standards in 2010. Mathematics standards for instruction apply to all mathematics courses in all grades K-12.

The State Board of Education is charged under Tennessee statute with setting and approving academic standards.  State Board policy 3.209 requires that the Board review all sets of academic standards at a minimum of every 6 years. Tennessee has other standards in, counseling and career guidance, early learning development, and personal finance.

Tennessee updated the science standards in 2010.

After receiving feedback and insight from educators in Tennessee and reviewing national exemplars in social studies education and two sets of draft standards, the State Board of Education approved on second read the new social studies standards on July 26, 2013. These standards were implemented in the 2014-15 school year. Teachers with a history 7-12 endorsement or a geography 7-12 endorsement are qualified to teach both the U.S. history and geography course and world history and geography course.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards as per Tennessee Education Code 49.

The State Board of Education is charged under Tennessee statute with setting and approving academic standards. State Board policy 3.209 requires that the Board review all sets of academic standards at a minimum of every 6 years.

World language academic standards include both classic and modern languages. Classic languages usually include Latin and Greek while modern languages include those languages currently being spoken around the world.

Texas has fine arts standards in music, theatre, and art, adopted in 2013.

Texas adopted health standards in 1998.

Texas adopted physical education standards in 1998.

Texas adopted new Science standards in 2010.

Texas adopted new Social Studies standards in 2011.

The Commissioner has full authority to adopt standards.

Texas adopted new technology standards in 2012.

Fine Arts standards are undergoing revision with an anticipated adoption of date of April 2016.

Utah adopted new health education standards in 2016.

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) adopted the K-12 Utah Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts at their meeting on August 6, 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Utah has standards in 12 different content areas including fine arts, language arts, physical education, world language, educational technology, health education, library media, science, English language proficiency, financial literacy, math, and social studies.

Utah adopted new physical education standards in 2016, for implementation in Fall 2016.

Adoption dates vary by grade band. 6-8 Standards were updated in 2015.

Utah has standards in 12 different content areas including fine arts, language arts, physical education, world language, educational technology, health education, library media, science, English language proficiency, financial literacy, math, and social studies.

Utah updated the social studies standards in 2009.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards. The Utah State Board of Education is charged with establishing minimum standards for public schools. (H.B. 342 Powers and Duties of the State Board of Education requires the Board to convene a parent review committee for new core standards at least one year before adoption by the Board.)

Utah updated the educational technology standards in 2012.

Utah adopted new world language standards in 2014.

Vermont updated the literacy standards 2013. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Vermont updated the arts standards in 2016.

The English Language Learner (ELL) Program administers funds to support programs for limited English proficient (LEP) and bilingual students. These programs are intended to provide needed resources to support high-quality instruction to help immigrant children and youth meet the same challenging performance standards expected of all Vermont students. The program also support a variety of activities related to English language acquisition, language enhancement, academic achievement and immigrant education, including:

Vermont updated the health education standards in 2008.

Vermont updated the math standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

On May 19, 2015, the Vermont State Board of Education adopted the 2014 SHAPE America National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for Physical Education to replace 2004 Vermont Grade Expectations for Physical Education (PE). These new standards for PE empower Vermont educators to use the most current, best-practices in design of proficiency-based instruction and assessment for learning. Furthermore, this move enables use of directly-aligned, nationally-developed tools for assessment and curriculum evaluation with the goal of developing student physical literacy.

The Next Generation Science Standards were approved by the Vermont State Board of Education in June 2013. These standards are now considered to be the foundation of all Vermont science instruction. School programs will gradually incorporate these standards into curricula and instruction. School year 2013-2014 is considered to be an awareness time, wherein teachers will begin to become familiar with these new standards and will blend portions of these standards into their existing instruction. Professional development and instructional resources will be available through the Agency of Education.

Vermont updated the history and social science standards in 2004.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Vermont has standards in 10 content areas including arts, family and consumer sciences, health education, history and social sciences, information technology, literacy, math, non-native languages, physical education, and science.

Virginia updated the English language arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Virginia has fine arts standards in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. These standards were adopted in 2013.

Virginia has standards in 10 content areas including English, math, science, social studies, personal finance, arts, world languages, technology, health, and physical education.

The State Board of Education and State Education Agency have authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

Virginia adopted new health standards in 2015.

Virginia updated the math standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Virginia has standards in 10 content areas including English, math, science, social studies, personal finance, arts, world languages, technology, health, and physical education.

Virginia adopted new physical education standards in 2015.

Virginia adopted new science standards in 2010.

Virginia adopted new history and social science standards in 2015.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards. These bylaws were updated in 2016.

Virginia adopted new technology standards in 2012.

Virginia adopted new world language standards in 2014.

Washington updated the English language arts standards in 2011. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Washington has performing arts standards in dance, theatre, and music.

Washington updated visual art standards in 2011.

The State Board of Education has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards, adopted in 2011.

Washington updated and adopted new health and fitness standards in 2016.

Washington updated the math standards in 2011. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

These standards describe what all students should know and be able to do in the area of Environmental and Sustainability Education.

Washington adopted new science standards in 2013. These standards are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.

Washington adopted new social studies standards in 2013.

The Superintendent of Public Instruction has full authority to adopt standards.

Washington updated the educational technology standards in 2008.

Washington updated the world language standards in 2010.

West Virginia updated the English language arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

West Virginia adopted Career and Technical Standards in 2015.

West Virginia updated the math standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Currently, West Virginia uses 21st Century Science Standards. Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives for Science will be effective July 1, 2016.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

On June 2, 2010, Wisconsin formally adopted the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

Wisconsin has standards in both Dance and Theatre Education.

Wisconsin adopted standards in Art and Design Education in 2000.

The Commissioner/Superintendent of Education has authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education Standards.

To clearly identify what students should know and be able to do in order to lead healthy lives, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction created the Wisconsin Standards for Health Education. This document builds upon earlier efforts, including the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards (1997) and the National Health Education Standards (2006). Wisconsin adopted Health Education Standards in 2011.

On June 2, 2010, Wisconsin formally adopted the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Wisconsin adopted Physical Education standards in 2010.

The five strands of Social Studies:

Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards for Foreign Languages reflects the latest research in the field of second language instruction as presented in Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century.1 This document, developed by leaders in second language education from across the United States, outlines standards for language learning. The Wisconsin content standards were adopted from this national document.

Wisconsin State Statutes require access to world language education beginning in grade 7. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction strongly recommends beginning regular world language instruction as early as possible in the elementary grades. Instruction should be in the target language 90% of the time (ACTFL Recommendations) with a curriculum based on Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards for Learning World Languages.

Wyoming adopted Common Core Standards for Language Arts.

Wyoming adopted Fine Arts Standards in 2013.

Wyoming adopted Fine Arts Standards in 2013.

The State Board of Education had authority over the adoption of Career and Technical Education standards. Wyoming adopted these standards in 2014 to be fully implemented by the 2017-18 school year.

In 2011 Wyoming adopted Content and Performance Standards in Health Education.

Wyoming updated the math standards in 2012.

In 2012, a committee of teachers was formed to begin a two year revision process of the Physical Education Standards. Because the changes to the 2008 standards document were not substantive, diligence was taken to fully evaluate and revise the entire document during the 2012-2014
revision process.

New Science Standards were adopted in 2016.

Wyoming Social Studies standards are effective in 2014, and meant to be fully implemented by districts for the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Wyoming Foreign Language Content and Performance Standards amended on May 8, 2013 shall be fully implemented on or before the first day of the 2016-2017 school year.