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Content Standards – Common Core and Others

Scope And Sequence

Many homeschoolers use the Common Core State Standards to learn “educationalese” for filling out reports or required plans. While homeschooled students are not required to follow Common Core, they will compete in the future for jobs and college placement with students who have been educated to these standards. So, when homeschooling, try to do better than standard!

The links below and to the left are to state department of education pages with content standards in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Canada. These are useful to those who wish to homeschool for a short period of time, and wish their children to go as slow as the school system, so they won’t master subjects beyond their grade level and be too advanced to be happy back in a regular classroom.


Another thought: why settle for lowly state standards? Call or write the fanciest, highest-priced, private schools in your state or nearby. Pretend you are considering enrollment. Ask for a copy of their curriculum standards. Often these are also online. Here’s the course catalog for the Head-Royce School, in Oakland, California, for example. See the Table of Contents for each grade level on the left side of their page.



Content Standards Around the World Understanding Content Standards
USA
Alabama
Alaska
American Samoa
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
D.C.
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
Washington DC
West Virginia
Wisconsin
WyomingAustralia
Northern Territory
NSW
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western AustraliaCanada
Alberta
British Columbia
Ontario
Pan-Canadian
QuebecIndia
National Curriculum (Review)

New Zealand
National Curriculum

South Africa
National Curriculum Statements and Vocational

UK
National Curriculum

Using Content Standards
AN A TO Z ARTICLE
Why have the government content standards on a homeschooling website?Planning a Custom Education
AN A TO Z ARTICLE
The real trick to homeschooling is, believe it or not, to forget what “they” have put in place of goals for your child.

Common Core State Standards Initiative
A state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.

Core Knowledge
An independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1986 by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., author of many books including Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know and The Schools We Need and Why We Don’t Have Them.

Standards, Testing & Accountability
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute publishes a number of articles about the adoption of standards.

Geography Standards
As geography educators, we had a vision in mind as we wrote the standards. We believed in the power and beauty of geography. We wanted to help students to see, understand, and appreciate the web of relationships between people, places, and environments. National Geographic Society.

Guide to Building Visual Arts Lessons
This Guide is a tool to help educators and curriculum developers create curricula that reflect a comprehensive approach to learning and teaching in and through art. From the Getty Museum.

Mathematics Teachers’ Familiarity With Standards and Their Instructional Practices: 1995 and 1999
This study shows that more teachers became familiar with state standards, and changed the way they taught math.

McREL Content Standards
If you are looking for a thorough, yet simple guide for what your children can understand within age ranges rather than grades, this is a good place to start.

National Standards
Education World presents the objectives of the voluntary National Education Standards for the major subject areas as a means for educators to stay abreast of the current efforts being made in the area of National Standards.

The National Standards for Arts Education
If our civilization is to continue to be both dynamic and nurturing, its success will ultimately depend on how well we develop the capacities of our children, not only to earn a living in a vastly complex world, but to live a life rich in meaning.

 

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  1. […] consistent with standards adopted by the state. The standards for each state can be found my Content Standards page, an annotated list of Internet sites with K-12 educational standards and curriculum […]

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