Standards Resources



Minnesota’s Academic Standards – Minnesota Department of Education.

Resources on Minnesota Issues: Academic Standards– Minnesota Legislative Reference Library.

Elementary and Secondary School Mathematics– University of Minnesota Mathematics Professor and member of the Academic Standards writing committee, Bert Fristedt, provides links related to K-12 mathematics education and sample math problems correlated to the K-12 mathematics standards and benchmarks approved by the Minnesota State Legislature and Governor in the spring of 2003.  The MCA-IIs will be aligned to the new standards in 2006.  Samples like these can help you know what will likely be on the test.

Minnesota State Standards for the Arts – Information and assistance regarding the arts standards through the Perpich Center for Arts Education in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Education, Art Educators of Minnesota.

SciMathMN – Advocating for quality K-12 science, mathematics and technology education based on research, national standards and effective practices.

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February 2008 – World Language High School Graduation Requirement – Report To the Legislature assessing the feasibility and structure of a statewide world languages graduation requirement, Minnesota Department of Education.

March 2006 – Creating Minnesota’s Plan for Career Development in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math: A Call to Action – Final report from the Governor’s roundtable and call to action meetings at the Science Museum of Minnesota, Citizens League.



The federal law mandating school content standards: Sec. 6311, US Code Collection, Legal Information Institute at Cornell University.

National and State Standards – A clearinghouse of national and state standards, Education World.

June 2006 – Is Support for Standards and Testing Fading? – A survey of public school parents, students, teachers, principals and superintendents, Public Agenda Reality Check 2006: Issue No. 3.

2003 – Standards for What? The Economic Roots of K-16 ReformEducational Testing Service posted at Washington State’s Transition Mathematics Project.

January 2000 – Standards 101: A Short Course for Parents, Parents for Public Schools.

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