Arizona Social Studies Standards (Approved 10.22.2018)

Civics Test Information

If a student has not yet completed or passed (60%) the Civics Exam due to barriers related to the COVID-19 public health emergency, that student’s diploma should not be withheld and/or it should not prevent them from graduating per SBE guidance.

There will be a two year implementation timeline for the newly adopted standards. 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 are transitional implementation years, while full implementation will occur in 2020-2021. Download the complete Standards document (Word Version) Anchor Standards (Accessible version)


COVID-19 HELPFUL GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION:The Arizona Department of Education’s Virtual Learning Hub is a resource for teachers and families to assist them as they plan for non-traditional instruction and should be used with discretion and in the way that best fits with their school/district curricula. This is a living document that will be updated frequently.

Contact Information: Tammy Waller, Director of K-12 Social Studies and World Languages | 602-364-1981
Contact Information: Linda Burrows, K-12 Social Studies Specialist 602-542-4734

Click the following links to view archived 2005-2006 (ALL OR By Grade) Standards