Arizona Educator Engagement Opportunities

The Arizona Department of Education values the input of our educators. By uniting and mobilizing the education community behind a common purpose of  preparing our students for college- and career- success, the Arizona Department of Education is welcoming educators from around the state to be an active contributor to ensure an effective review and implementation of the Arizona Standards.  The standards subcommittee members shall be selected from K-12 school district and charter schools, higher education faculty, teacher professional organizations, and foundations to  provide content expertise and professional development.


Arizona Standards Review Work Group Application

If you are interested in serving on the Workgroup for ELA or Mathematics, please apply with the application below.

The timeline for the revision process also was approved by the Arizona Standards Development Committee on June 24, 2015.

Thank you for your interest in participating in the upcoming review process for either the English Language Arts or Mathematics Standards.  “At the March 2015 meeting of the State Board of Education, Governor Doug Ducey called upon the Board to make any necessary changes to the Arizona Mathematics Standards and English Language Arts Standards, in order to ensure that the standards are vetted, approved, and controlled by Arizona, and that they are best for Arizona’s students.” (Agenda Item 4B, Arizona State Board of Education Meeting April 27, 2015)

On April 27, 2015, in response to Governor Ducey’s request, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a policy for the development of Arizona Mathematics Standards and English Language Arts Standards.  Part of that process resulted in the development of an Arizona Standards Development Committee, which consists of 17 members who provide oversight for the standards development process.  The Arizona-Standards Development Committee (ASDC) held their first meeting on June 24, 2015 at which time they approved the structure (below) for the work moving forward.


 Approved Organizational Structure (6/24/15)

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At this time, we are currently working to collect applications for both the Subcommittees (yellow boxes) and Work Groups (pink boxes).  Members of the 15-person Subcommittees (yellow boxes) will serve as grade-level leads for the working groups (pink boxes). They will work directly with the work groups on the revision process and will report out on the work being done in an open meeting. Members of the 15-person Subcommittees (yellow boxes) will be involved in every step of the process.  In order for you to determine your preferred level of participation, below is a general outline of the responsibilities of each level of involvement in the process.

Level of Interest/Participation English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards Subcommittee  English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards Revision Work Groups
Size of Group 15-members for each Subcommittee – a “fixed” group of individuals Size may fluctuate pending specific grade level or content needs
Meeting Format Open Public Meetings (subject to open meeting law) Small work teams focused on specific grade level(s) or content needs
Primary Responsibilities
  • Serving as the lead for grade level content work groups
    • Facilitating group discussions to ensure that all members are contributing and perspectives are being both heard and understood
    • Synthesizing work group discussions for public  meetings
  • Serving as a member of a decision-making body in an open, public meeting format
    • Bringing forward thoughts, ideas, and directions suggested from working groups
    • Listening to public input at public, open meetings to determine actionable items to take back to work groups.
    • Arriving at decisions that support the progression of standards across grade levels K-12
  • Fluid groups of diverse grade level content experts responsible for creating working drafts
  • Evaluating current
Frequency of Meetings
  • Subcommittees will meet a minimum of 4 times in a face-to-face format between the months of August and December.  It is anticipated that Subcommittee meetings will occur on the same day that content work groups are scheduled.
  • Face-to-face meetings of Subcommittee members will occur in Phoenix at an Arizona Department of Education building.
  • It is anticipated that there will be a minimum of 4 days of face-to-face work between the months of August and December.  We anticipate that there may also be some virtual opportunities for work depending.
  • Face-to-face meetings of Subcommittee members will occur in Phoenix at an Arizona Department of Education building.
 Approximate time commitment
  • 50-100 hours over the course of the revision process
  • Hours are dependent upon the amount of public feedback that is received
  • 40-80 hours over the course of the revision process
  • Hours are dependent upon the amount of public feedback that is received
   For additional information or questions, please email K12Standards@azed.gov.