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DC Educational Standards

In addition to adopting the Common Core State Standards in reading and mathematics, the District of Columbia has adopted new, more challenging learning standards designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts and skills that students should acquire at each grade level. The new learning standards in physical education, health, and the arts are among the best in the nation and are the cornerstone of the school system’s commitment to provide an excellent education to each student. Select the links below for the approved learning standards and guides.


Early Learning

Health and Physical Education


Social Studies


World Language