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North Dakota Content Standards serve as a model to develop teaching and learning goals and 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.

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

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

 

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Early Learning K-12 Standards 2018
English Language Arts 2023

2023 North Dakota English Language Arts K-12 Standards

The 2023 North Dakota English Language Arts (ELA) K-12 Standards are now aligned with the requirements of NDCC 15.1-21-12.1, which outlines the focus of explicit reading instruction. Schools and districts across North Dakota are not expected to fully implement the 2023 North Dakota ELA K-12 Standards until the 2024-2025 school year. The North Dakota State Assessment will align with the ELA standards for the Spring 2025 assessment. Until then, schools and districts are encouraged to become familiar with the standards and review and align local, high-quality instructional materials and curriculums.

Mathematics K-12 Standards 2023

Schools and districts across North Dakota are not expected to fully implement the 2023 North Dakota Mathematics K-12 Standards until the 2024-2025 school year. The North Dakota State Assessment will align with the math standards for the Spring 2025 assessment. Until then, schools and districts are encouraged to become familiar with the standards and review and align local, high-quality instructional materials and curriculums.

2023 North Dakota Mathematics K-12 Standards

Physical Education K-12 Standards 2015 (currently revising)

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Seeks Input on 

First Draft of Physical Education Content Standards

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) is seeking feedback on the first draft of the revised North Dakota Physical Education Content Standards. 

Content standards are concise, written descriptions outlining the knowledge and skills students are expected to know and do at a specific stage of their education. They illustrate what students have learned upon completing a grade level or grade span. The academic standards do not describe specific teaching practices, curriculum, or assessment methods. 

The North Dakota Physical Education Content Standards were last revised in 2015.  Over the past three months, a committee of North Dakota educators have diligently been working on the revision of the standards and are seeking feedback. The NDDPI asks that all interested stakeholders provide input on the standards draft through the survey linked below.

For more information about the standards review process, contact Davonne Eldredge, Assistant Director of Academic Support, at deldredge@nd.gov.

NDDPI Seeking Individuals to Review the Physical Education Standards

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) is in the process of working with a committee of content specialists to revise the current Physical Education Content Standards. As a part of this process, a statewide committee consisting of North Dakota community leaders, business, industry/labor representatives, and citizens of the state of North Dakota will meet to review the drafts of the standards and provide feedback to the writing committee. 

The NDDPI is currently seeking individuals to serve on this committee to review the prospective drafts of the state content standards in physical education, prepared by a separate committee of content specialists from K-12 schools, school districts, and higher education institutions in North Dakota. 

To apply to serve on the review committee, please complete the PE Review Committee Application for Selection.

The review committee will meet to review the drafts of the content standards, prepare comments, and provide feedback to the writing committee for use as they continue to revise the current physical education standards. 

The review of the first draft will be held on April 3, 2024. Applications to serve on the review committee must be submitted by February 28, 2024. 


Physical Education Standards Writing Committee Meetings

January 8-9, 2024

November 13-14, 2023