Priority Standards

  • Priority standards were identified from state, national, and international standards by core teams which included P – 12 grade teachers and instructional coaches. The process for identifying the priority standards was consistent, comprehensive, and systemic. The criteria used to identify the most essential standards included:

    1. Endurance: Those standards that provide students with knowledge and skills beyond a single test date.
    2. Leverage: Those standards that provide knowledge and skills that will be of value in multiple disciplines (example non-fiction writing).
    3. Readiness: Those standards that provide knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in the next grade or level of instruction.

    An accordion process was used for disseminating and obtaining feedback on priority standards. The standards were sent out for review and feedback. The Core Teams reviewed feedback, refined and made changes as appropriate. This process was conducted twice for each set of priority standards.

    Priority standards contained on this site are subject to slight modifications.

    PreSchool Through Fifth Grade (P – 5)

    Priority Standards for PreSchool through Fifth Grade are broken down by grade and subject.

    Sixth Through Twelfth Grade (6 – 12)

    The Priority Standards for Sixth through Twelfth Grade are broken down by subject.