The Journey to the New Academic Standards

Welcome to your hub for Oklahoma’s new K-12 academic standards. This page will connect you with applications, timelines and all other information about the process of developing new state standards in math and English language arts.

Not only will the resulting standards ensure students are prepared for higher education and the workforce, they will reflect Oklahoma values and principles. This process is designed to be as inclusive and comprehensive as possible, encouraging the spirit of collaboration and a healthy exchange of ideas.
These standards are to be created by Oklahomans for Oklahomans — and you are invited to take part.
Under House Bill 3399, which was signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin in June of 2014, the State Department of Education is coordinating a statewide effort to develop Oklahoma academic standards by 2016. This process, which is detailed in the documents below, involves public committees you can join every step of the way.
If you want to serve on a committee or a team that helps write, review or edit the standards, you can find an application form on this page. Elsewhere, this page is dedicated to keeping you informed on the entire process as it proceeds. Please take some time to explore the site.
Thank you for your interest! With your involvement, Oklahoma is sure to implement the highest of academic standards.


Standards Committees

Standards Creation Process Diagram


Committee Descriptions

Executive Committees

Members of the Executive Committees will be selected by the Steering Committee and approved by the State Board of Education (SBE) from submitted applications. Members will be organized into four Executive Committees (English language arts and math, grades PreK-5 and 6-12) from the following: parents, educators, organizations representing students with disabilities, organizations representing English Language Learners, higher education representatives, Career Technology education representatives, subject matter experts, community-based organization representatives, Native American tribal representatives, business community representatives.

Executive committees will have multiple, mandatory face-to-face meetings in Oklahoma City as well as videoconference meetings. Those unable to attend meetings should apply for a different committee.

Read more for a full description of duties of the Executive Committees


Standards Creation Teams

Members of the Standards Creation Teams will be teachers selected by Executive Committees from submitted applications and organized into grade-level teams by subject area. This full committee will have two (2) face-to-face meetings in Oklahoma City as well as videoconference meetings. Dates are to be determined. Members of these teams also will be expected to work on group documents outside of the meeting dates. Two members from each ELA and Math Standards Creation Team will be chosen to serve on the Standards Development Team. Face-to-face and videoconferencing meetings will be scheduled.

Read more for a full description of duties of the Standards Creation and Standards Development Teams


Draft Review Committee

Members will be selected by Executive Committee from submitted applications. Any individual may serve on the Draft Review Committee, and multiple Draft Review Committees may be formed. These teams generally will not meet in person.

Read more for a full description of duties of the Draft Review Committee


Assessment Design Committee

The State Board of Education will select 20 individuals to serve on the Assessment Design Committee. Membership will be composed of those selected ELA and Math Standards Development Committees, one member from the Commission on Education Quality and Assurance, Psychometricians, school psychologists, school counselors, classroom teachers, individuals with experience with assessment design and delivery.

Read more for a full description of duties of the Assessment Design Committee


Regional Advisory Committees

These committee members are parents, grandparents, community leaders and community members, business leaders and others who will give input into what they would like to see in academic standards for Oklahoma children. The meetings will be in the evenings with locations in each area of the state to minimize travel requirements. Aside from those chosen for these committees, all citizens are invited to attend all Regional Advisory Meetings to make their voices heard.

Read more for a full description of duties of the Regional Advisory Committees



Last updated on July 14, 2014