Academic standards list

No grade range — English Language Arts & Literacy

Introduction

Academic standards define the expectations for knowledge and skills that students are to learn in a subject by a certain age or at the end of a school grade level. This page contains a list of standards for a specific content area, grade level, and/or course. The list of standards may be structured using categories and sub-categories.

Reading: Literature

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL
 
Key Ideas and Details
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
 
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes
 
Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning
 
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique
(RL.7.8 not applicable to literature)
 
Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently,

Reading: Informational Text

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI
 
Key Ideas and Details
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
 
Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium's portrayal of the subject (e.g., how
 
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient
Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or
 
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at
 

Writing

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W
 
Text Types and Purposes
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
     There are 5 components within this standard.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis
     There are 6 components within this standard.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event
     There are 5 components within this standard.
Production and Distribution of Writing
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific
 
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with
 
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each
 
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
     There are 2 components within this standard.
Range of Writing
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two)

Speaking & Listening

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL
 
Comprehension and Collaboration
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts,
     There are 4 components within this standard.
Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the
Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
 
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use
Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grade 7 Language
 

Language

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L
 
Conventions of Standard English
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
     There are 3 components within this standard.
 
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
     There are 2 components within this standard.
 
Knowledge of Language
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
     There are 1 components within this standard.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a
     There are 4 components within this standard.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
     There are 3 components within this standard.
 
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a

Reading in History/Social Studies

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH
 
Key Ideas and Details
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior
Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are
 
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
 
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
 
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
 
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
 

Reading in Science & Technical Subjects

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST
 
Key Ideas and Details
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
 
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to an understanding of the
 
Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a
Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.
Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
 

Writing in History/Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST
 
Text Types and Purposes
Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
     There are 5 components within this standard.
Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
     There are 6 components within this standard.
(See note; not applicable as a separate requirement)
 
Production and Distribution of Writing
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or
 
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and
 
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each
 
Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Range of Writing
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a
 
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