The Arizona Science Standard was approved by the State Board of Education in 2004 and is the current science standard. Instruction should be aligned to this standard during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. A timeframe for adopting new science standards in Arizona has not yet been determined.
Arizona Science Standard
Arizona Science Standard (PDF of the complete document)
For a better understanding of the design of this standard and guidance on implementing this standard, download the complete document and refer to the Introduction pages viii-xxi.
Key Design Elements:
Grade Level Documents
Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards – English Language Arts for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
In each of the following documents, the first column includes the text of the ELA Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects. The second column provides an additional explanation of the standards and examples of how each standard could be taught in the classroom.
- Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects: Grades 6-8 PDF
- Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects: Grades 9-10 PDF
- Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects: Grades 11-12 PDF
Director of K-12 Science and STEM
K-12 Academic Standards
Arizona Department of Education