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The North Dakota Content Standards serve as a model for developing teaching and learning goals and expectations for what students should know and be able to do in 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. Directions for Accessing and Utilizing the ND CASE Server.

Please visit NDSBL.org to access the priority standards and proficiency scales developed by the North Dakota Regional Education Association. 

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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Computer Science and Cybersecurity K-12 Standards 2019

NDDPI Seeks Input on the Revision of the Current Computer Science and Cybersecurity Content Standards 

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction seeks input to revise the current North Dakota Computer Science and Cybersecurity Content Standards. The standards writing committee will use the information received when revising the 2019 Computer Science and Cybersecurity Content Standards. This survey will remain active until July 1, 2024.


NDDPI Seeks Qualified Individuals to Serve on the Writing Committee to Revise the

Current Computer Science and Cybersecurity Content Standards Writing Committee

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) is scheduled to begin revising the current Computer Science and Cybersecurity Content Standards. As part of this process, a statewide committee of representative content specialists will be established and maintained to review, revise, and develop new content standards.

The NDDPI seeks qualified individuals who will serve as select content specialists from North Dakota schools, school districts, and higher education institutions to review and revise the state’s current K-12 academic content standards in Computer Science and Cybersecurity education.

The writing committee will study the implementation effects of the 2019 approved academic content standards in Computer Science and Cybersecurity education and draft any revisions to improve the structure and content of these standards regarding the state’s future standards in this academic discipline. Once complete, committee recommendations will be forwarded to the state superintendent for final approval.

Recommendations from the content committees and public comments will be reviewed for approval by the state superintendent, as specified in NDCC 15.1-02-04(3). If approved, the recommendations will result in adopting a new generation of academic content standards to guide local school districts in developing local curricula.

 

The content standards writing process is anticipated to begin in July 2024 and include approximately four separate meetings (two days each), concluding in the spring of 2025. Applications must be submitted by June 14, 2024. 

 

Application for Selection of Computer Science and Cybersecurity Content Specialist Committee Members

 

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Dance K-12 Standards 2019
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Early Learning K-12 Standards 2018
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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.

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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

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Media Arts K-12 Standards 2019
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Music K-12 Standards 2019
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Physical Education K-12 Standards 2015 (currently revising)
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Seeks Input on 
Second Draft of Physical Education Content Standards

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) is seeking feedback on the second 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 and illustrate what students have learned upon completion of a grade level or grade span. The academic standards do not describe specific teaching practices, curriculum, or assessment methods. 

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) is seeking feedback on the second 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 and illustrate what students have learned upon completion of 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 six 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.

Physical Education Standards Writing Committee Meetings

April 15-16, 2024

January 8-9, 2024

November 13-14, 2023

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Science K-12 Standards 2019
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Social Studies K-12 Standards 2019
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Theatre Arts K-12 Standards 2019
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Visual Arts K-12 Standards 2019