Public Asked To Comment On New Academic Standards Website

The State Board of Education has finally launched the web site for Arizonans to review and provide comment on Arizona’s Mathematics (math) and English language arts (ELA) Academic Standards.

The site, https://k12standards.az.gov, provides parents, teachers, community members, and others a way to review the current Common Core standards, which are called College and Career Ready Standards in Arizona and provide their thoughts on how the standards can be improved or if they should be scraped and new standards developed by Arizonans for Arizona’s students.

The comments may be used to assist the state in the improvement of Arizona’s current academic standards.

In addition to the site, the SBE is working with county superintendents to host meetings around Arizona so people may provide their thoughts on the standards via a public meeting. Dates of the meetings will be released in the coming weeks.

The seventeen member Arizona Standards Development Committee includes representatives from the business community, parents, classroom teachers, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas.

The Committee also oversees subcommittees responsible for the technical drafting of the standards. The subcommittees are comprised of English Language Arts and Mathematics content experts selected from K-12 school districts and charter schools, as well as higher education.

Comments on the standards may also be mailed to:
State Board of Education
Attn: K12 Standards Public Input
1700 W. Washington
Executive Tower Suite 300
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

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