For Curriculum Developers
Content Standards for Alaska Students
The Content Standards are broad statements of what students should know,
be able to do as a result of their public school experience. They have
been adopted into regulation by the Alaska State Board of Education &
The Content Standards are available in the following areas:
Performance Standards for Alaska Students
Performance Standards are measurable statements of what students should
know and be able to do. The State Board of Education & Early Development
adopted Performance Standards in reading, writing and mathematics in January
1999. They are presented in four benchmark levels, for ages 5-7; ages
8-10; ages 11-14; and ages 15-18. Performance Standards, unlike Content
Standards, can be measured with a variety of testing instruments. The
performance standards are the basis for the test questions used for the
Alaska Benchmark Examinations at the 3rd, 6th, and 8th grades and for
the Alaska High School Graduation Qualifying Examination.
Standards are available in the following areas:
The complete Content and Performance Standards are available to download:
Alaska Student Standards
Cultural Standards for Alaska Students
The Alaska Cultural Standards for Students
were developed by the Alaska Native Knowledge Network in 1988. They also
were adopted by the State Board of Education and Early Development in
the same year. The standards are broad statements of what students should
know and be able to do as a result of their experience in a school that
is aware of and sensitive to the surrounding physical and cultural environment.
The standards are meant to enrich the Content Standards and provide guidelines
for nurturing and building in students the rich and varied cultural traditions
that continue to be practiced in communities throughout Alaska.
for Culturally Responsive Schools were also developed for educators,
schools, curriculum and communities by Alaska native educators to provide
a way for schools and communities to examine the extent to which they
are attending to the educational and cultural well being of the students
in their care (Source: Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive
The Department of Education and Early Development has also created standards
in the following areas:
McREL - (Mid-continent
Research for Education and Learning)
Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks. Online Standards, a compilation
of content standards for K-12 curriculum in searchable or browsable formats.
National Educational Technology Standards
Provides educators with criteria to use and factors to consider for better
implementation of technology
Database is formatted so that you can quickly find links to available
standards education online. ...
implications for standards and assessments.