Oklahoma Academic Standards

Drafting Oklahoma's Standards

Find information on the Standards Setting Steering Committee and about the process of developing new state standards in math and English language arts. Visit the hub for Oklahoma’s new K-12 academic standards.

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education PASS Standards Report

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 ensure 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.


 Download the Standards and Assessments Quick Guide


Standards and Assessments Quick Guide (2015-2016)

Subject Standards Assessments
English Language Arts PASS (2010) OCCT: PASS
Grades 3-8, English II, English III
Mathematics PASS (2009) OCCT:  PASS
Grades 3-8, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry
Science PASS (2011) Grades 5, 8, and Biology I
OAS (2014) All other grades and subjects
Grades 5, 8, and Biology I
Social Studies OAS (2014)* OCCT:  OAS
Grades 5, 7, 8, and American History
Fine Arts OAS (2014) District-created: OAS
Visual Arts and General Music Grades 3-8
Personal Financial Literacy PASS (2008) Required for graduation
World Languages OAS (2015) Required for ACE graduation
Health/Safety and Physical Education PASS No state assessment
Pre-K and Kindergarten PASS - PreK
PASS - Kindergarten
No state assessment
Information Literacy Integrated PASS No state assessment
Instructional Technology Integrated ISTE No state assessment
Technology Education Integrated PASS No state assessment
  PASS - Priority Academic Student Skills
OAS - Oklahoma Academic Standards
ISTE - International Society for Technology in Education
OCCT - Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test

*These standards do contain references to the Common Core Social Studies reading and writing literacy skills. In 2014, House Bill 3399 repealed Common Core standards for Oklahoma.  By operation of law, the references to Common Core in the Social Studies subject standards are no longer in effect, but all other elements of the standards apply in their entirety.


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 Subjects
  • 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

The Oklahoma Academic Standards were not written or funded by the Federal Government. Oklahoma educators and content specialists participated in the writing, review and feedback process of the Oklahoma Academic Standards.


The proposed English Language Arts and Math assessments for the new standards will be implemented in 2017-2018.


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Last updated on February 8, 2016