State Guidelines and Standards

Every state has its own curriculum standards and guidelines. Using science standards as an example, most state curricular guidelines differ from one another, sometimes substantially, as these links show.

Particularly, if you serve as curriculum specialist, it would be helpful to students in this era of mobile families to peruse groups to produce recommended science standards for the next generation.


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Arizona Academic Standards

This is the link for the Arizona Department of Education academic standards. You can find similar links for your state and subject by searching Google for "[your state] [subject] education guidelines".  learn more

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California Curriculum Frameworks

Curriculum frameworks provide guidance for implementing the standards adopted by the California State Board of Education. It provides links to downloads of all curriculum frameworks. This page also shows how hard it is to keep frameworks current, even for an organization like the State of California.  learn more

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California Dept of Education: Teaching & Learning

Information for improving student academic achievement of content standards by communicating policy and expectations and supporting districts by providing instructional guidance Your state department of education web site should have the standards applicable in your area. Here is an example using the California Department of Education web site.  learn more

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Next Generation Science Standards ("NGSS")

In addition to Common Core, there are other standards in the works out there. The Next Generation Science Standards ("NGSS") were developed by twenty-six states, in collaboration with partners (sounds familiar). It will be coming online over the next few years. In the 21st century, science standards are ever-evolving.  learn more