February 2017

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Second Draft of State Standards Released for Public Comment
 
The Department of Public Instruction has released the second drafts of future academic content standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics and opened a period of public comment, through February 2017.

North Dakotans who wish to examine the second drafts of the new standards may visit the links below. The links labeled “Second Draft” show the proposed standards without any editing marks. The links labeled “Second Draft, Edit Markup Version” show how the teacher writing committees have changed the existing standards from the first draft.
 
North Dakota English Content Standards:

Second Draft: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/uploads/1230/ELA_2016_Draft_2.pdf.
Second Draft, Edit Markup Version: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/uploads/1230/ELA_2016_Draft_2_MarkupCopy.pdf.
 
North Dakota Mathematics Content Standards:

Second Draft: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/uploads/1230/Math_2016_Draft_2.pdf.
Second Draft, Edit Markup Version: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/uploads/1230/Math_2016_Draft_2_MarkupCopy.pdf.
 
Public comments can be submitted at the following site: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NDContentStandardsDraft2.
 
The standards writing committees will review the new round of public comments and proceed to write a third and final draft of the standards in March. Superintendent Baesler will review and consider for adoption these standards in April 2017.