K-12 Education Content Standards


North Dakota Content Standards serve as a model to develop goals for teaching and learning and as expectations for what students should know and be able to do for each grade span. Each school district may set more rigorous standards; however, no district shall use any state content standards less rigorous than those set forth in the North Dakota Century Code 15.1-21.

Local school districts determine the curriculum (how standards are taught) they will adopt to meet the standards.

To access a machine-readable version of the official North Dakota Content Standards, please visit the North Dakota CASE Server.  The CASE version of the standards can be uploaded to student information systems, curriculum mapping programs, and a variety of other uses.

To access the priority standards and proficiency scales developed by the North Dakota Regional Education Association, please visit NDREA.org

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

Computer Science and Cybersecurity K-12 Standards 2019
Dance K-12 Standards 2019
Early Learning K-12 Standards 2018
English Language Arts/Literacy K-12 Standards 2017
Health Education K-12 Standards 2018
Indigenous and World Language K-12 Standards 2021

Indigenous and World Language K-12 Standards 2021

Indigenous and World Language Writing Committee

 Laura Abuhl  Williston Basic School District  Williston, ND
 Daniel Cahoon  Mandan School District  Mandan, ND
 Jill Charlebois  Mandan School District  Mandan, ND
 Jodi Connell  Glenburn School District  Glenburn, ND
 Alex DeCoteau  Belcourt School District  Belcourt, ND
 Martina Dvorak  Great Western Network  Mandan, ND
 Kathryn Froelich  Central Region Education Assoc.  Bismarck, ND
 Megan Hibbs  Velva School District  Velva, ND
 Laine Martinez  Bismarck School District  Bismarck, ND
 Cody Mickelson  Jamestown School District  Jamestown, ND
 Emily Parrill  Grand Forks School District  Grand Forks, ND
 JT Shining One Side  Dunseith School District  Dunseith, ND
 Jane Van Hatten  West Fargo School District  West Fargo, ND
 Christina Walker  West Fargo School District  West Fargo, ND
 Paula Williams  Dickinson School District  Dickinson, ND

June 15-16, 2021 Standards Development Committee Meeting

July 13-14, 2021 Standards Development Committee Meeting

September 13-14, 2021 Standards Development Committee Meeting

November 4, 2021 Standards Development Review Committee Meeting

November 17, 2021 Standards Development Committee Meeting

Library and Technology K-12 Standards CURRENTLY REVISING

Library and Technology K-12 Standards - 2012

In collaboration with the North Dakota State Library, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is seeking qualified individuals who will serve as content specialists from schools and school districts K-12 and higher education institutions to review and revise the state’s current K-12 Library and Technology academic standards.

The standards development committee will review the 2012 approved library content standards and draft revisions to improve the structure and content of these standards. The revised standards will be submitted to the state superintendent for final approval. Once approved, the new library standards will be adopted to guide local curriculum development.

The content standards development process will begin in February 2022 and include approximately four separate meetings, concluding by Fall 2022.

Information regarding the standards development activities may be found on the NDDPI website. Applications need to be submitted by January 12, 2022. If you have questions regarding standards development, contact Davonne Eldredge at deldredge@nd.gov.

Library Standards Writing Committee Application

Mathematics K-12 Standards 2017
Media Arts K-12 Standards 2019
Music K-12 Standards 2019
Physical Education K-12 Standards 2015
Science K-12 Standards 2019
Social Studies K-12 Standards 2019
Theatre Arts K-12 Standards 2019
Visual Arts K-12 Standards 2019