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. These standards were written by Oklahomans for Oklahoma.

The development, review, and revision process involves stakeholders throughout the state of Oklahoma and is an ongoing and critical component to ensuring Oklahoma students in every classroom receive current and relevant learning experiences.

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

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 Subject

  • 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