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Benchmarks for Science Literacy
Benchmarks for Science Literacy were developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)and were used to draft the National Science Education Standards. They identify what all student should know and do in science, mathematics, and technology. The Benchmarks Online can be search by chapter or keyword.
Grades: K - 12
Common Core State Standards Initiative
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is 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. New Jersey has adopted the English Language Arts and Mathematics standards.
Grades: K - 12
Content Knowledge
Developed by McREL (Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory) this is a compendium of content standards and benchmarks for K-12 education. Searchable by subject, grade, topic or text, this resource has compiled content standards from professional education associations, government agencies and other educational organizations.
Grades: PreK - 12
Early Childhood Education--Program Guidelines/Teaching & Learning Standards
Includes the complete text of the 2014 Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards developed by the NJ Department of Education, as well as NJ Birth to Three Early Learning Standards.
Grades: PreK - K
English Language Proficiency Standards
WIDA (World-class Instructional Design and Assessment), a consortium of states dedicated to high standards and equitable educational opportunities for English language learners developed these standards for English Language Proficiency. WIDA educational products and services fall into three main categories: standards and assessments, professional development for educators, and research.
Grades: PreK - 12
Availabe from Common Sense Media Graphite identifies apps, games, websites, etc. for preK-12 teachers. Created by teachers and for teachers the websites provides ratings and practical suggestions for using these resources in the classroom. Searchable by subject area, common core standard, and grade level.
Grades: PreK - 12
Created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Illuminations is organized by Lessons and Interactives. Over 600 lesson plans and activities (virtual manipulatives, applets and games)that can be selected by grade level and either NCTM or Common Core Math standard.
Grades: PreK - 12
Model Curriculum--New Jersey Department of Education
Developed collaboratively by the NJ Department of Education with K-12 educators this first version of a model curriculum organizes content into five six-week units of study that are focused on the appropriate standards for a specific grade level. Future versions of NJDOE’s model curriculum (version 2.0) will include sample lessons, videos, lists of resources for use in the classroom and for professional development.
Grades: K - 12
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential that complements, but does not replace, a state’s teacher license. It is achieved by successful completion of a voluntary assessment program that recognizes teachers who meet high standards. This website provices standards information for each of the 25 certificates currently offered by NBPTS.
Grades: PreK - 12
National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
Revised in September 2010 by the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies is not available online. Only the Executive Summary, Preface, Introduction and the Ten Themes of Social Studies are available from this website. A print copy is available from the CMC of the Cheng Library.
Grades: PreK - 12
National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) developed by the International Society for Technology Education identify technology standards for students, teachers and administrators.
Grades: K - 12
National Health Education Standards (NHES)
Developed by the Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards the National Health Education Standards (NHES) focus on eight standards. Benchmarks are provided for grades 2, 5, 8, and 12. Available from the website of the Center for Disease Control's School Health Education Resources.
Grades: PreK - 12
National Science Education Standards
The full text of the National Science Education Standards created by the National Research Council are available with registration. The science standards identify what all students should understand and do at different grade levels, as well as exemplary science teaching, assessment, science curriculum and student resources.
Grades: K - 12
National Standards for Civics and Government
Full text of the National Standards for Civics and Government developed by the Center for Civic Education. The standards are divided by broad grade levels: K-4, 5-8 and 9-12.
Grades: K - 12
National Standards for History
Developed in 1996 by the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles under the guidance of the National Council for History Standards, the National Standards for History for grades 5-12 are divided into three strands. Standards for K-4 are also available through this website, as well as an alignment to the Common Core Standards.
Grades: K - 12
NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts
Developed jointly by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the International Reading Association (IRA) these standards complement other standards for the English Language Arts.
Grades: K - 12
New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS)
Link to the current (2014) version of the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards(NJCCCS). This includes links to the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, as well as the Next Generation Science Standards.
Grades: K - 12
New Jersey Educator Resource Exchange
Developed by the NJ Department of Education in collaboration with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) enables NJ educators to share lesson planning resources. By registering teachers can contribute resources (including lesson plans, teaching activities, assessment resources, videos, etc.) aligned to standards. The NJ Model Curriculum is a framework to assist schools with implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS).
Grades: K - 12
Next Generation Science Standards
Released in Spring 2013 the Next Generation Science Standards were developed by the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve. NJ participated in the development of these standards. These standards were adopted by New Jersey in July 2014.
Grades: K - 12
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
Developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics were developed in 2000. If not a member of NCTM you may sign up for free online access for 120 days. A print copy of this document is also available in the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: PreK - 12
Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Executive Summary
Link to the Executive Summary of Standards for Foreign Language Learning developed in 1996 by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The third edition of these standards published in 2006 are available only in print.
Grades: K - 12
Standards for the 21st Century Learner
Developed by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) the Standards for the 21st Century Learner are available as a pdf from this website.
Grades: K - 12
U.S. National Geography Standards
Originally published in 1994 the U.S. National Geography standards are available through the Xpeditions section of the National Geographic website. Lesson plans, teaching activities and an Interactive Learning Museum are available to help teachers teach to the standards.
Grades: K - 12
Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics
The 2nd edition of the Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics is available as a pdf from this website. Published in 2010 by the Council for Economic Education, the 20 economics content standards include the most important and enduring ideas, concepts, and issues in economics. Links to online lessons are available.
Grades: K - 12

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