Standards are minimum requirements set by organizations. Standards exist at many levels; at times you will be required to follow the standards from multiple levels.

Level examples:
Local - your school district may have their own standards
State - the state of California has their own standards (eg. California Content Standards or CCS)
National - set by national organizations (eg. NETS, Common Core)



Common Core
Common Core
Common Core

The Common Core Standards are a national standards. The goal of the Common Core is to create standards that will be nationally adopted. However, not all states have adopted the Common Core. For example, Minnesota, Texas and Alaska have not yet adopted the standard. Thus far, there are Common Core standards for English language arts and math. The science standards will be released sometime this year. For other content areas, like social studies, you will need to use either the national or state standards.


The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has created National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for students (NETS-S) and teachers (NETS-T). Below, you will see the basic standard areas. To view the full NETS for teachers and students, follow the links.

ISTE NETS-Students
technology standards
technology standards




ISTE NETS-Teachers
technology standards for teachers
technology standards for teachers



The California's State Standards are called Content Standards. The standards can be found here, or by clicking on the appropriate link below. The standards exist for all content areas including the following:

Current Standards


Writing Goals and Objectives
Read: Goals and Objectives

Bloom's Taxonomy and Verbs
Resource: Bloom's Verbs


Last updated January 16, 2014
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