Kindergarten Standards - General Info
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Kindergarten Standards - General Info

March 2014


Every state has set standards for grades K-12. In addition, early learning standards and/or Pre-K standards are present in every state in order to ensure alignment between preschool and K-12 learning.

For states that have adopted them, the Common Core State Standards begin in Kindergarten. State policies differ in terms of mandating attendance as well as district provision of full- or half-day programs, but children will be hald to the same standards across the nation.

Kindergarten Standards
Alabama K-12 Common Core:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Arts Education
Character Education
Counseling and Guidance
Foreign Language
Health Education
Information Literacy
Physical Education
Technology Education

Early Learning Guidelines:
Language and Literacy
Development
Cognitive Development
Physical Development
Self-Concept/Emotional
Development
Social Development
Alaska K-12 State Standards:
English/Language Arts & Literacy
Mathematics

Physical Education
Arizona K-12 Common Core Standards (Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards):
English Language Arts
Mathematics

K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Educational Technology
Foreign Language
Health Education
Physical Education
The Arts

Early Learning State Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Physical Development, Health and Safety
Social/Emotional Development
The Arts
Arkansas K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Fine Arts
Foreign Language
Library Media
Physical Education

Early Childhood State Standards:
Language
Cognitive/Intellectual Learning
Social/Emotional Developmental Learning
Creative/Aesthetic Developmental Learning
Physical Development
California K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

English Language Development
Foreign Language
Health Education
Physical Education
Visual and Performing Arts

Pre-K State Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Health
Physical Development
Social-Emotional Development
The Arts
Colorado P-12 Common Core (Colorado Academic Standards):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


P-12 State Standards (Colorado Academic Standards):
Science
Social Studies  
 
Foreign Language
Health and Physical Education
The Arts
Connecticut P-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


P-12 State Standards:
Social Studies
Science

Firearms Safety
Foreign Languages
Health Education
Physical Education
The Arts

Early Childhood State Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Cognition
Creative Arts
Physical Health and Development
Social and Emotional Development
Delaware K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

AgriScience
Business, Finance & Marketing
Family & Consumer Sciences
Foreign Language
Health Education
Physical Education
Skilled & Technical Sciences
Technology
Visual & Performing Arts

Early Learning State Standards:
Language development
Mathematics

Science
Creative Arts
Emotional and Social Development
Approaches to Learning
Physical Health and Development
District of Columbia P-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


P-12 District Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Health Education
Physical Education
The Arts

Early Learning Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning
Creative Arts
Physical Development, Health and Safety
Social and Emotional Development
Florida K-12 Common Core Standards (Next Generation Sunshine State Standards):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards (Next Generation Sunshine State Standards):
Science
Social Studies

Fine Arts
Foreign Language
Health Education
Physical Education

Pre-K State Standards:
Language and Communication
Approaches to Learning
Cognitive Development and General Knowledge
Physical Develop ment
Social and Emotional Development
Georgia K-12 Common Core Standards (Common Core Georgia Performance Standards):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-8 State Standards (Georgia Performance Standards):
Science
Social Studies

Physical Education

K-12 State Standards (Georgia Performance Standards):
Science
Social Studies

Career, Technical, and Agriculture Education
Environmental Education
Fine Arts
Foreign Languages
Health Education
Physical Education

Early Learning Standards:
Language and Literacy Development
Approaches to Learning
Cognitive Development
Emotional and Social Development
Physical Development
Hawaii K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics



K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Career and Technical Education
Fine Arts
Foreign Language
Health Education
Physical Education
Idaho K-12 Common Core Standards (Idaho Core Standards):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Health Education
Humanitites (Foreign Language and Fine Arts)
Information & Communication Technology
Physical Education

Birth through Third Grade Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning
Cognitive Development
Physical Well Being, Health and Motor Development
Social and Emotional Development
Illinois K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards (Illinois Learning Standards):
Science
Social Studies

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Fine Arts
Foreign Language
Physical Development and Health

Early Learning State Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

English Language Learner Home Language Development
Physical Development and Health
Social/Emotional Development
The Arts
Indiana K-12 Common Core Standards (Indiana Academic Standards):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards (Indiana Academic Standards):
Science
Social Studies

Foreign Languages
Health Education
Physical Education
The Arts

Early Learning State Standards (Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Fine Arts
Physical Development
Social Emotional Development

Iowa *K-12 Common Core Standards (Iowa Core):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


*K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Career Planning (8th grade)
Health Education
Physical Education
School Counseling
The Arts

Early Learning State Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science

Approaches to Learning
Creative Arts
Physical Well-Being and Motor Development
Social and Emotional Development
Social Studies

*Districts must implement Iowa Core standards for K-8 by the 2014-2015 school year. Implementation for grades 9-12 was required by July 1, 2012.
Kansas K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Health Education
Physical Education (P-12)
The Arts

Early Learning State Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning
Creative Arts
Physical Health and Development
Social Emotional Development
Kentucky K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


P-12 State Standards (Kentucky Core Academic Standards):
Science
Social Studies

Arts and Humanitites
Health Education
Physical Education
Technology
Vocational Studies

Early Learning State Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Arts and Humanitites
Health Education
Physical Education
Louisiana K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Health Education
Foreign Language
Physical Education


Pre-K State Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning
Health and Physical Development
Social/Emotional Development
Maine K-12 Common Core Standards (Maine Learning Results):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


P-12 State Standards (Maine Learning Results):
Science and Technology
Social Studies

Career and Education Development
Foreign Language
Health Education
Physical Education
Visual and Performing Arts

Early Learning State Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning
Creative Arts
Health and Physical Development
Personal and Social Development
Maryland P-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


P-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Fine Arts
Foreign Language
Health Education
Personal Financial Literacy Education
Physical Education
School Library Media
Technology (P-8 Literacy & 6-12 Education)
Massachusetts P-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


P-12 State Standards:
Science and Technology
History and Social Science

Foreign Language
Health Education
The Arts

Early Learning State Standards:
Language and Communication Development
Approaches to Learning
Cognitive Development
Physical Development and Wellbeing
Social and Emotional Development
Michigan K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies


Early Learning State Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning
Creative Arts
Dual Language Learning
Social, Emotional, and Physical Health and Development
Technology Literacy
Minnesota K-12 Common Core Standards (Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards):
English/Language Arts

K-12 State Standards (Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards):
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Foreign Language
Health and Physical Education
The Arts

Early Learning State Standards:
Language and Literacy Development
Approaches to Learning
Cognitive Development
Creativity and the Arts
Physical and Motor Development
Social and Emotional Development
Mississippi K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Business and Technology Education
Foreign Language
Health Education
Library Media
Physcial Education
The Arts

Early Learning Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics

Science
Approaches to Learning
Creative Expression
Physical Development
Social and Emotional Development
Social Studies
Missouri K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Career Education (includes Technology)
Health Education
Physical Education
The Arts

Early Learning Standards:

English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science

Physical Development, Health and Safety
Social and Emotional
Montana K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Career & Technology Education
Foreign Languages
Health Enhancement
Library Media
Technology
The Arts

Early Learning Guidelines:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning
Creative Arts
Emotional and Social Development
Physical Development and Health

Nebraska K-12 State Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies


Early Learning Guidelines:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science

Approaches to Learning
Creative Arts
Health & Physical Development
Social & Emotional Development
Nevada K-12 Common Core Standards (Nevada Academic Content Standards):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards (Nevada Academic Content Standards):
Science
Social Studies

Computer & Technology
Fine Arts
Foreign Language
Health Education
Physical Education

Early Learning Guidelines:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Creative Arts
Physical Development and Health
Social Emotional
New Hampshire K-12 Common Core Standards (New Hampshire College and Career Ready Standards):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards (New Hampshire College and Career Ready Standards):
Science
Social Studies

Arts Education
Foreign Languages
Health Education
Information and Communication Technologies Literacy
Physical Education
Tecnology/Engineering Education

Early Learning State Standards:
Communication and Literacy Development
Approaches to Learning
Cognitive Development
Creative Expression/Aesthetic Development
Health and Safety
Physical Development
Social/Emotional Development
New Jersey K-12 Common Core Standards (Core Curriculum Content Standards):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards (Core Curriculum Content Standards):
Science
Social Studies

21st Century Life and Careers
Foreign Languages
Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
Technology
Visual and Performing Arts

Pre-K State Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning
Foreign Languages
Health, Safety, and Physical Education
Social/Emotional Development
Technology
Visual and Performing Arts
New Mexico K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Health Education
Modern, Classical and Native Languages
Physical Education
Visual and Performing Arts

Early Learning State Standards:
Literacy
Numeracy
Scientific Conceptual Understandings

Aesthetic Creativity
Approaches to Learning
Physical Development, Health and Well-Being
Self, Family and Community
New York P-12 Common Core Standards (P-12 Common Core Learning Standards):
English Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards (Learning Standards of New York State):
Science
Social Studies

Career Development and Occupational Studies
Citizenship and Character Education
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages
Health Education
Physical Education
Technology
The Arts (P-12)

P-K State Standards:
Communication, Language, and Literacy
Approaches to Learning
Cognition and Knowledge of the World
Physical Development and Health
Social and Emotional Development
North Carolina K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards (Standard Course of Study):
Science
Social Studies

Arts Education
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Foreign Languages
Health Education
Information and Technology Skills

Early Learning State Standards:
Cognitive Development (Mathematical Thinking, Scientific Thinking, Social Connections)
Language Development and Communication

Approaches to Play and Learning
Emotional and Social Development
Health and Physical Development
Supporting Dual Language Learners
North Dakota K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Foreign Languages
Health Education
Library/Technology Literacy
Physical Education
The Arts

Early Learning State Standards:
Language and Literacy
Mathematics and Logical Thinking
Science and Problem Solving
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning
Expressive Arts and Creative Thinking
Health and Physical Development
Social and Emotional Development
Ohio *K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
*Science
*Social Studies

Fine Arts
Foreign Languages
Physical Education
Technology

Early Learning State Standards:
Language and Literacy Development
Cognitive Development and General Knowledge (including Mathematics, Science and Social Studies)

Social-Emotional Development
Approaches Toward Learning
Physical Well-Being and Motor Development

*New learning standards to be implemented by the 2014-2015 school year.
Oklahoma K-12 Common Core Standards (Oklahoma Academic Standards):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards (Oklahoma Academic Standards):
Science
Social Studies

Fine Arts
Foreign Languages

Early Learning State Standards (Oklahoma Academic Standards):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning
Creative Skills
Health, Safety and Physical Development
Social and Personal Skills
Oregon K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Educational Technology
Foreign Language
Health Education
Physical Education
The Arts

Early Learning State Standards:
Language and Literacy Development
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning
Physical Education and Health
Social and Emotional Development
The Arts
Pennsylvania PK-12 Common Core Standards (PA Core Standards):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


P-12 State Standards:
Science and Technology and Engineering Education
Social Studies

Arts and Humanities
Career Education and Work (8-12)
Civics and Government
Economics
Environment and Ecology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages
Geography
Health, Safety, and Physical Education
History
Student Interpersonal Skills

Early Learning State Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning
Creative Thinking and Expression
Health, Wellness and Physical Development
Families, Learning Environments and Communities
Social and Emotional Development
Rhode Island K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Civics & Social Studies

Engineering and Technology
Fine Arts
Health Education
Physcial Education

Early Learning State Standards:
Language Development
Literacy
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Cognitive Development
Social and Emotional Development
Creative Arts
Physical Health and Motor Development
South Carolina K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Health and Safety Education
Foreign Languages
Physical Education
Visual and Performing Arts

Early Learning State Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics

Approaches To Learning
Physical Education and Health
Social and Emotional Development
South Dakota K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Educational Technology
Fine Arts
Health Education
Physical Education

Early Learning State Standards:
Language and Literacy
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning
Creative Arts
Health and Physical Development
Social/Emotional Development

Tennessee K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
*Social Studies

Arts Education
Computer Technology
Foreign Languages
Health Education
Physical Education
Service Learning (9-12)

Pre-K State Standards:
Language and Early Literacy
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning
Creative Arts
Social Emotional Development
Physical Development and Health

*New standards will begin in the 2014-2015 school year
Texas K-12 State Standards (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Health Education
Foreign Language
Physical Education
Technology Education
The Arts

Pre-K State Standards:
Language and Communication
Emergent Literacy Reading and Writing
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Fine Arts
Physical Development
Social and Emotional Development
Technology
Utah K-12 Common Core Standards (Utah Core Standards):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards (Utah Core Standards):
Science
Social Studies


Pre-K State Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning and Science
Creative Arts
Physical/Health and Safety
Social/Emotional
Vermont K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Sciences

Family & Consumer Sciences
Foreign Langages
Health Education
Information Technology
Physical Education
The Arts

Early Learning State Standards:
Language, Literacy & Communication
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Approaches to Learning
Creative Expression
Physical Health & Development
Social & Emotional Development
Virginia K-12 State Standards (Standards of Learning):
English/Language Arts
History & Social Studies
Mathematics
Science

Family Life Education
Fine Arts
Foreign Languages
Health Education
Physical Education
Technology Education

Early Learning State Standards:
Literacy
Mathematics
Science

History and Social Science
Health and Physical Development
Personal and Social Development
Visual Arts and Music


Washington K-12 Common Core Standards (Essential Academic Learning Requirements):
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards (Essential Academic Learning Requirements):
Science
Social Studies

Education for Environment and Sustainability
Educational Technology
Foreign Languages
Health and Fitness Education
Integrated Environment and Sustainability
The Arts

Early Learning Guidelines (P-3):
About me and my family and culture
Building relationships
Touching, seeing, hearing and moving around
Growing up healthy
Communicating
Learning about my world
West Virginia K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Foreign Languages
The Arts
21st Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools (P-12)

Pre-K State Standards:
Language and Literacy
Mathematics
Science

Physical Health and Development
Social and Emotional Development
The Arts
Wisconsin K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Foreign Languages
Health Education
Physical Education
The Arts

Early Learning State Standards:
Cognition and General Knowledge (Mathematics and Science)
Language Development and Communication

Approaches to Learning
Health and Physical Development
Social and Emotional Development
Wyoming K-12 Common Core Standards:
English/Language Arts
Mathematics


K-12 State Standards:
Science
Social Studies

Career and Vocational Education
Fine and Performing Arts
Foreign Languages
Health Education
Physical Education

Early Childhood State Standards:
Language/Literacy
Mathematics
Science

Approaches to Learning
Creative Arts
Physical Health and Development
Social Emotional Development

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