Parent and Community Member Participation in Standards Working Group


  • Parents and Community Members who wish to participate in standards working groups should submit an online application. This application is for individuals who do not currently work within the K-12 school system or within institutes of higher education. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the development and revision process. The ADE is currently accepting applications to participate in science and social studies working groups. Apply Here
  • Upon review of applications, participants who meet the desired qualifications may be selected for working groups.
  • Parents and Community Members will engage in working groups through an accordion model at critical periods in the development and revision process.
  • Attendance of parents and community members will vary at working group meetings to ensure a variety of stakeholders are represented from across the state.
  • Parents and Community Members selected to participate in a working group meeting can anticipate volunteering approximately seven hours.
  • Parents and Community Members will be reimbursed for mileage and lodging within the Arizona Department of Education guidelines.
  • The visual below represents the critical periods where Parents and Community Members would most likely participate.
  • Parents and Community Members who possess specific content expertise or field knowledge may be called to other working groups meetings as needed.

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