English Language Arts Standards

Arizona’s English Language Arts and Literacy standards were adopted in 2010 and address the reading, writing, language, and speaking and listening skills that each student will work to master as he/she progresses through school and towards college and a career.

English Language Arts Standards Grade Bands      Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects Standards
K-2 PDF  Word 6-12 PDF Word
3-5 PDF  Word
6-8 PDF  Word
9-12 PDF Word
K-12 PDF Word

 * Arizona Standards Review Work Updates

There will be a two year implementation timeline with 2017-2018 as a transitional implementation year and 2018-2019 with full implementation.  AzMERIT will be aligned to the new standards starting in 2018-2019. Crosswalk documents will be available by February 2017 to assist with transitional implementation.

NEW- Arizona English Language Arts Standards (Adopted December, 2016) & Public Comment Documents 

♦English Language Arts Professional Resources
♦English Language Arts Professional Organizations

♦English Language Arts Instructional Resources

♦English Language Arts Professional Development Opportunities

Contact Information

Sean Ross, M.Ed
Director of K-12 English Language Arts and Humanities
K-12 Academic Standards
Arizona Department of Education
602-542-5342