Oklahoma Academic Standards

Oklahoma Academic Standards serve as expectations for what students should know and be able to do by the end of the school year. The development, review and revision process involves stakeholders throughout the state of Oklahoma and is an ongoing and critical component to ensure Oklahoma students in every classroom receive current and relevant learning experiences.

The goal is that all students be college, career and citizen ready upon graduation from high school.

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education PASS Standards Report


What Oklahoma Academic Standards Do

  • Do focus on deep thinking, conceptual understanding, and real‐world problem solving skills
  • Do set expectations for students to be College, Career, and Citizenship ready
  • Do incorporate literacy in Science, Social Studies, and Technical Subjects
  • Do emphasize the use of citations and examples from texts when creating opinions and arguments
  • Do increase rigor and grade‐level expectations
  • Do determine the full range of support for English Language Learners and Students with Special needs.

What Oklahoma Academic Standards Do Not

  • Do Not dictate how teachers should teach
  • Do Not mandate a specific curriculum
  • Do Not limit advanced work beyond the standards
  • Do Not require the purchase or development of entirely new instructional materials

  • Do Not prescribe all that can or should be taught

  • Do Not limit efforts to prepare students for College, Career, and Citizenship readiness

  • Do Not prescribe interventions for students below grade‐level


Were Not written or funded by the Federal Government. Oklahoma educators and content specialists participated in the writing, review and feedback process of the Oklahoma Academic Standards.

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Oklahoma Academic Standards

ELA  |  Math  |  Social Studies  |  Science  |  Fine Arts  |  World Languages | Health/SafetyPre-KKindergarten


Oklahoma Academic Standards-English Language Arts (link)

Visit the English Language Arts web page for further information.



Oklahoma Academic Standards-Mathematics (link)

Visit the Mathematics web page for further information.



Oklahoma Academic Standards-Social Studies (link)

The Oklahoma State Board of Education adopted revised Oklahoma content standards for Social Studies and History in 2012 for PreK‐12.Full implementation of the standards, integration of newly acquired instructional resources and textbooks, and fully operational statewide Social Studies assessments will be completed in the 2013-2014 school year. A committee of 65 Oklahoma educators representing all educational levels and social studies disciplines participated in writing the Oklahoma Academic Standards-Social Studies.

Beginning 2012
  • Oklahoma Academic Standards (download)
  • OCCT Assessment Info (link)

Visit the Social Studies web page for further information.



Oklahoma Academic Standards-Science (link)

The Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science for K‐12 were revised in 2013-2014 and adopted by the State Board of Education on March 25th, 2014. The revision process included 59 representatives from K-12, higher education, scientists, engineers, parent and community members from Oklahoma developed and provided feedback on the standards and more than 500 educators throughout the state were involved in reviewing the standards through focus groups. In addition, the standards underwent two public comment periods. 




Begin Transitioning 2014-2015

  • K-12 Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science 2014 (download)
    Assessments will be aligned to these standards in 2016-2017.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (download)

Visit the Science web page for further information.


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Oklahoma Academic Standards-World Languages (link)

Visit the World Languages web page for further information.



Oklahoma Academic Standards-Fine Arts (link)

Committees of Oklahoma educators and content experts are participating in writing the Oklahoma Academic Standards Fine Arts Standards.

Visit the Fine Arts web page for further information.



Oklahoma Academic Standards for Health/Safety Education



Oklahoma Academic Standards - Kindergarten



Oklahoma Academic Standards - Pre-Kindergarten

Visit the Early Education web page for further information.



Oklahoma State Department of Education Office of Assessment


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Last updated on July 2, 2015