The Pennsylvania State Board of Education has approved state academic standards in all subject areas.


The state academic standards are benchmark measures that define what students should know and be able to do at specified grade levels beginning in grade 3. The standards are promulgated as state regulations. As such they must be used as the basis for curriculum and instruction in Pennsylvania’s public schools. State requirements for curriculum, instruction and assessment may be found in the Board’s Chapter 4 regulations.

To view academic standards for designated subjects, please follow the links shown below:


Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking

Science and Technology

Environment and Ecology




Civics and Government

Health, Safety and Physical Education

Family and Consumer Science

Arts and Humanities

Career Education and Work
Last Modified on February 23, 2009