Content Standards

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Student performance is measured by the establishment of rigorous academic standards based on reputable research and statewide validation. The department has defined state academic content standards in all core subject matters. The department has adopted state-driven, voluntary college and career readiness academic content standards in English language arts and mathematics.

Draft Academic Content Standards Public Review Period

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is currently in the process of developing K-12 academic content standards for Computer and Cyber Science and for Social Studies. The first draft of these standards are currently posted for public review and comment through the links provided below. This review is open and available for all desiring to review and/or provide comments about the first drafts. In addition to this public review and comment period, a public review committee will review and provide comments to the standards development committee for each subject area. Comments from the public, as well as from the review committee, will be reviewed by the development committee and taken into consideration for development of the next draft of the standards.

Computer and Cyber Science

  • To review the first draft of the Computer and Cyber Science standards, please click HERE.
  • To provide comments, please go to the Public Input survey HERE.

Social Studies

  • To review the first draft of the Social Studies standards, please click HERE.
  • To provide comments, please go to the Public Input survey HERE.
 

Content Standards Development Process

Content Standards Development Guidance 

Generic guidelines for the development or revision of statewide academic content standards.

North Dakota Standards Development Protocols (Draft)
Purpose, responsibilities, policies, and governing rules under state law for the development of statewide academic content standards.

Arts

Career and Technical Education (External Link)
The North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education also have content standards that assist in preparing students for entry into industry sectors and for postsecondary education. The North Dakota Department for Career and Technical Education develops these standards to ensure that each program area offers courses that allow students to acquire essential knowledge and skills.

Early Learning Standards

English Language Arts/Literacy

​​​​​​ Foreign Language
Health


Library and Technology


Mathematics

Physical Education

Pre-Kindergarten


Science

Social Studies