Oklahoma Academic Standards

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 ensuring 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 & Assessments

Subject Standards Assessments
Computer Science OAS (2018) No state Assessment

English Language Arts

OAS (2016)


OAS (2021) new

OSTP: Grades 3-8, and CCRA Grade 11

The 2021 standards will begin to be assessed in Spring 2023.

Mathematics OAS (2016)  OSTP: Grades 3-8, and CCRA Grade 11
Science OAS (2020) new OSTP: Grades 5, 8, and CCRA Grade 11
Social Studies OAS (2019) new High School American History Grades 10-12
Fine Arts OAS (2020) Credit(s) required for graduation
Personal Financial Literacy OAS (2019) new Competencies required for graduation
World Languages OAS (2015) Credit(s) required for graduation
Health/Safety OAS (2016) No state assessment
Physical Education OAS (2016) No state assessment
Education Technology Integrated ISTE (2016) No state assessment
  OAS - Oklahoma Academic Standards
ISTE - International Society for Technology in Education
OSTP - Oklahoma School Testing Program

OAS Employability Skills

OAS Standards Certifications

OAS Standards FAQ

What Oklahoma Academic Standards Do What Oklahoma Academic Standards Do Not
  • 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.
  • 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.

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













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 archived Oklahoma’s PK-12 academic standards.

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Last updated on August 29, 2021