The Arizona Science Standard adopted in 2004 is the current science standard. Instruction should be aligned to this standard during 2015-16 and all subsequent school years until the State Board of Education adopts new science standards. 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