Oklahoma Academic Standards

OAS Standards Reports

Letters of Support

See the support letters we have received from schools and organizations throughout Oklahoma.

If you would like to send a letter of support, please use the following contact information:

Please mail letters of support to:
Oklahoma State Board of Education
2500 N. Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Or email to:
Terrie Cheadle, Chief Executive Secretary
Oklahoma State Board of Education

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.






Oklahoma Academic Standards 2016-2017

Click on the links below to access the final version of the ELA and Math Standards.

English Language Arts (2016-2017) Mathematics (2016-2017)

Oklahoma Academic Standards
English Language Arts

By Grade:

Oklahoma Academic Standards
(includes standards by grade)

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.



Textbook Adoption Cycle


Drafting Oklahoma's Standards - Archives

Find information on the Standards Setting Steering Committee and about the process of developing 2016 state standards in math and English language arts. 
Visit the archived Oklahoma’s PK-12 academic standards.


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Last updated on May 18, 2016