ELA Standards


Jason Stephenson
Director of Secondary ELA

(405) 522-3628

Deb Wade
Director, Elementary ELA

(405) 521-3034

Standards Review

The Oklahoma Academic Standards for English Language Arts are under review during the 2020-2021 school year. They were last revised in 2016.

▶ 2020 Draft

Review Process

▶ Providing Feedback on the OAS for ELA (EngageOK in the Cloud 2020)

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Download the Standards

We recommend the vertically-aligned edition of the standards in order to facilitate conversations with your department, professional learning communities, and/or vertical teams.

▶ All Grades (PK-12)

▶ Grade-level Formats

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ELA Curriculum Framework

The ELA Curriculum Framework is a hub of resources developed to help teachers translate standards into classroom practice. They do not represent a directive to teachers, schools, or districts for classroom instruction.

▶ ELA Framework

  • Objective Analysis with Teacher & Student Actions, Resources, & Insights
  • Student Proficiency Levels & Instructional Guidance
  • Literacy Progressions
  • Engagement Strategies
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Implementation Resources

These documents support teachers and school districts in fully implementing the Oklahoma Academic Standards for English Language Arts.


▶ Appendix

▶ Crosswalks

▶ Vertical Documents

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Standard Shorts

These short videos provide guidance on individual standards, and each features a teacher or professor from the ELA Standards writing team.

▶ Standard 1: Speaking & Listening
▶ Standard 2: Reading Foundations
▶ Standard 2: Reading & Writing Processes
▶ Standard 3: Critical Reading & Writing
 Standard 4: Vocabulary
▶ Standard 5: Language
▶ Standard 6: Research
▶ Standard 7: Multimodal Literacies
▶ Standard 8: Independent Reading & Writing

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Last updated on April 29, 2021