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 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.
NDDPI Seeks Input on the Second Draft of the
ND English Language Arts Content Standards
The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is seeking feedback on the second draft of the revised North Dakota English Language Arts Content Standards (ELA).
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 and illustrate what students have learned upon completion of a grade level or grade span. The academic standards do not describe specific teaching practices, curricula, or assessment methods.
The North Dakota ELA Content Standards were last revised in 2017. Since July 2022, a committee of North Dakota educators has diligently been working on revising the standards and seeking feedback. The NDDPI asks that all interested stakeholders provide input on the second draft of the standards through the survey linked below. Public comment will close on March 17, 2023.
Contact the Office of Academic Support for more information about the standards public comment process.
ELA Content Standards Development Committee Minutes
ELA Review Committee Minutes
ELA Standards Development Committee Members
|Bryn, Tina||Barnes County|
|Cowan, Emily||Williston Basin|
|Cummings, Tawnia||Williston Basin|
|Dodson, Clayton||Mayville State University|
|Eklund, Andrea||Grand Forks|
|Gehrke, Shari||West Fargo|
|Hilbers, Margaret||McKenzie County|
|Kremer, Melissa||West Fargo|
|Kuznia, Diana||Maple Valley|
|Mackowick, Liz||West Fargo|
|Schick, Amber||West Fargo|
|Suter, Cassie||McKenzie County|
|Volk, Aimee||West Fargo|
Math Content Standards Development Committee Minutes
Math Review Committee Minutes
Math Standards Development Committee Members
|Gabbert, Linda||Williston Basin|
|Jordan, Rebecca||McKenzie County|
|Kratcha, Megan||West Fargo|
|Lee, Kayla||West Fargo|
|Leier, Jill||West Fargo|
|Poffenberger, Mae||West Fargo|
|Seyfried, Nicole||West Fargo|
|Wirth, Jamie||Valley City State University|
|Facilitator: Dr. Jeff Boyer||North Dakota State University|