Standards by state

Content and activities included in Newsela’s premium subject products for ELA, social studies, and science are aligned to state standards for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. 

View the standards we align to for your state below.

Alabama

English Language Arts - Course of Study Standards (2021)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Course of Study Standards (2010, revised 2013)

  • Social Studies

  • United States Studies

  • Geography

  • Civics

  • World History

  • United States History

  • United States Government

  • Economics

  • Human Geography

Science - Course of Study Standards (2015)

  • Science

  • Earth and Space Science

  • Life Science

  • Physical Science

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Earth and Space Science

Alaska

English Language Arts - Standards (2012)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Standards (1995, revised 2016)

  • Geography

  • History

  • Government and Citizenship

Social Studies - Performance Standards (2006)

  • Alaska History

Science - Standards, Performance Standards (2019)

  • Science

Arizona

English Language Arts - High Academic Standards for Students (2016)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - High Academic Standards for Students (2018)

  • History and Social Science

Science - High Academic Standards for Students (2018)

  • Science

Arkansas

English Language Arts - Academic Standards (2016, revised 2019)

  • English Language Arts (grade-level core standards)

Social Studies - Curriculum Framework (2014)

  • Social Studies

  • World Geography

  • Arkansas History

  • Civics

  • Economics

  • United States History Since 1890

  • United States Government

  • World History Since 1450

  • Personal Finance 

Science - Academic Standards (2015)

  • Science

Science - Academic Standards (2016)

  • Science

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Earth Science

  • Physical Science

  • Physics

Coming Soon!

English Language Arts - Academic Standards (2023)

Social Studies - Academic Standards (2022)

California

English Language Arts - Common Core Content Standards (2010)

  • English Language Arts 

Social Studies - Content Standards (1998)

  • History-Social Science

Science - Next Generation Science Standards (2013)

  • Science

Colorado

English Language Arts - Academic Standards (2018)

  • Reading, Writing, and Communicating

Social Studies - Academic Standards (2018)

  • Social Studies

Science - Academic Standards (2018)

  • Science

Coming Soon!

Social Studies - Academic Standards (2022)




Connecticut

English Language Arts - Core Standards (2010)

  • Literacy/English Language Arts

Social Studies - Curriculum Frameworks (2015) 

  • Social Studies

Science - Next Generation Science Standards (2015)

  • Science

Delaware

English Language Arts - Content Standards (2010)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Content Standards (2016)

  • Social Studies

Science - Next Generation Science Standards (2014)

  • Science

District of Columbia

English Language Arts - Common Core State Standards (2010)

  • English Language Arts and Literacy

Social Studies - Learning Standards (2006)

  • Social Studies

  • Principles of Economics

Science - Next Generation Science Standards (2013)

  • Science

Florida

English Language Arts - Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking Standards (B.E.S.T.) (2020)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (2008, revised 2014)

  • Social Studies

Science - Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (2008)

  • Science

Georgia

English Language Arts - Standards of Excellence (2015)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Standards of Excellence (2016, revised 2021)

  • Social Studies (grade-level standards)

  • United States History

  • American Government/Civics

  • Economics

  • Personal Financial Literacy

  • World Geography

  • World History

Science - Standards of Excellence (2016)

  • Science (grade-level standards)

  • Chemistry

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Physical Science

  • Physics

Hawaii

English Language Arts - Common Core State Standards (2010)

  • Language Arts

Social Studies - Core Standards (2018)

  • Social Studies

Science - Next Generation Science Standards (2013)

  • Science

Idaho

English Language Arts - Content Standards (2022)

  • English Language Arts/Literacy

Social Studies - Content Standards (2017)

  • Social Studies

Science - Content Standards (2018)

  • Science

Science - Content Standards (2022)

  • Science

Illinois

English Language Arts - Learning Standards (2010)

  • English Language Arts/Literacy

Social Studies - Learning Standards (2021)

  • Social Science (grade-level standards)

Science - Learning Standards (2014, revised 2017)

  • Science

Indiana

English Language Arts- Academic Standards (2014, revised 2020)

  • English/Language Arts

Social Studies - Academic Standards (2014, revised 2020)

  • Social Studies

  • Economics

  • Geography and History of the World

  • Global Economics

  • United States Government

  • United States History

  • World Geography

  • World History and Civilization

  • Indiana Studies

Social Studies - Academic Standards (2008)

  • Financial Literacy

Science - Academic Standards (2016)

  • Science (grade-level standards)

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Earth and Space Science

  • Integrated Chemistry and Physics

  • Physics I

Coming Soon!

Social Studies - Academic Standards (2014, revised 2022)

  • Middle School Civics

Science - Academic Standards (2022)

  • Science (grade-level standards)

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Earth and Space Science

  • Integrated Chemistry and Physics

  • Physics I



Iowa

English Language Arts - Core Curriculum (2010, revised 2016)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Core Curriculum (2017)

  • Social Studies (grade-level standards)

  • Civics and Government

  • Economics

  • Financial Literacy

  • Geography

  • World History

  • United States History

Science - Core Curriculum (2015)

  • Science

Kansas

English Language Arts - College and Career Ready Standards (2017)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - College and Career Ready Standards (2020)

  • History, Government and Social Studies



Science - College and Career Ready Standards (2013)

  • Science

Kentucky

English Language Arts - Academic Standards (2019)

  • Reading and Writing

Social Studies - Academic Standards (2019)

  • Social Studies

Science - Academic Standards (2013, revised 2015)

  • Science

Louisiana

English Language Arts - Student Standards (2016)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Student Standards (2011)

  • Social Studies

Science - Student Standards (2017)

  • Science (grade-level standards)

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Earth Science

  • Life Science

  • Physics

  • Physical Science

Coming Soon!

Social Studies - Student Standards (2022)

  • Social Studies



Maine

English Language Arts - Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction (2020)

  • English Language Arts and Literacy

Social Studies - Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction (2019)

  • Social Studies

Science - Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction (2019)

  • Science and Engineering

Maryland

English Language Arts - College and Career-Ready Frameworks (2011)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - State Curriculum (2006, revised 2020)

  • Social Studies

Social Studies - Framework (2020)

  • Social Studies

Science - Next Generation Science Standards (2013)

  • Science

Massachusetts

English Language Arts - Curriculum Frameworks (2017)

  • English Language Arts and Literacy

Social Studies - Curriculum Frameworks (2018)

  • History and Social Science (grade-level standards)

  • United States History

  • World History

  • United States Government and Politics 

  • Economics 

  • Personal Financial Literacy

Science - Curriculum Frameworks (2016)

  • Science and Technology/Engineering (grade-level standards)

  • Earth and Space Science

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Introductory PHysics

  • Technology/Engineering

Michigan

English Language Arts - K-12 Standards (2010)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - K-12 Standards (2019)

  • Social Studies

Science - K-12 Standards (2015)

  • Science

Minnesota

English Language Arts - Academic Standards (Common Core) (2010)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Academic Standards (2013)

  • Social Studies

Science - Academic Standards (2009)

  • Science

Coming Soon!

Science - Academic Standards (2019, revised 2021)




Mississippi

English Language Arts - College- and Career-Readiness Standards (2016)

  • Language Arts (grade-level standards)

Social Studies - College- and Career-Readiness Standards (2018) 

  • Social Studies (grade-level standards)

  • US History: 1877 to Present

  • Mississippi Studies

  • Introduction to Geography

  • World History

  • US Government

  • Economics

Science - College- and Career-Readiness Standards (2018) 

  • Science (grade-level standards)

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Earth and Space Science

  • Physical Science

  • Physics

Coming Soon!

Social Studies - College- and Career-Readiness Standards (2022)

Missouri

English Language Arts - Learning Standards (2016, revised 2020)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Learning Standards (2016)

  • Social Studies

Social Studies - Learning Standards (2017)

  • Personal Finance

Science - Learning Standards (2016)

  • Science

Montana

English Language Arts - Common Core Standards (2011)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Content Standards (2000)

  • Social Studies

Social Studies - Content Standards (2020)

  • Social Studies

Science - Content Standards (2016)

  • Science

Nebraska

English Language Arts - College and Career Ready Standards (2021)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Academic Standards (2019)

  • Social Studies

Science - College and Career Ready Standards (2017)

  • Science

Nevada

English Language Arts - Academic Content Standards (2010)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Academic Content Standards (2017)

  • Social Studies

Science - Academic Content Standards (2014)

  • Science

New Hampshire

English Language Arts - College and Career Ready Standards (2010)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Curriculum Frameworks (2006)

  • Social Studies

Science- College and Career Ready Standards (2016)

New Jersey

English Language Arts - Student Learning Standards (2016)

  • Language Arts

Social Studies - Student Learning Standards (2014)

  • Social Studies

Social Studies - Student Learning Standards (2020)

  • Social Studies

Science - Student Learning Standards (2014)

  • Science

New Mexico

English Language Arts - Common Core State Standards (2010)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Content Standards (2009)

  • Social Studies

Social Studies - Content Standards (2022)

  • Social Studies

Science - STEM Ready! (2017)

  • Science

New York

English Language Arts - Next Generation Learning Standards (2017)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Core Curriculum (2003)

  • Social Studies

Social Studies - Learning Standards (1996)

  • Social Studies

Social Studies - Framework (2014. revised 2017)

  • Social Studies

Science - Core Curriculum (1999)

  • Science

Science - Learning Standards (2016)

  • Science

North Carolina

English Language Arts - Standard Course of Study (2017)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies  - Standard Course of Study (2021)

  • Social Studies (grade-level standards)

  • World History

  • American History

  • Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina:  Civic Literacy

  • Economics and Personal Finance (2020)

Science - Essential Standards (2010)

  • Science

North Dakota

English Language Arts - Content Standards (2017)

  • English Language Arts and Literacy

Social Studies  - Content Standards (2019)

  • Social Studies (grade-level standards)

  • Civics and Government

  • Economics

  • Geography

  • United States History

  • World History

  • North Dakota Studies

Science - Content Standards (2019)

  • Science

Ohio

English Language Arts - Learning Standards (2017)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Learning Standards (2018)

  • Social Studies (grade-level standards)

  • American History

  • American Government

  • Modern World History

  • Economics and Financial Literacy

  • World Geography

Science - Learning Standards (2018)

  • Science (grade-level standards)

  • Physical Science

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

Oklahoma

English Language Arts - Academic Standards (2016, revised 2021)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Academic Standards (2019)

  • Social Studies (grade-level standards)

  • Personal Financial Literacy

  • United States Studies

  • Oklahoma History and Government

  • World Human Geography

  • Economics

  • United States Government

  • World Geography

  • World History

Science - Academic Standards (2020)

  • Science (grade-level standards)

  • Physical Science

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Biology

  • Earth and Space Science

Oregon

English Language Arts - Standards (2019)

  • English Language Arts and Literacy

Social Studies - Standards (2018)

  • Social Sciences

Social Studies - Standards (2021)

  • Social Science Standards Integrated with Ethnic Studies

Science - Standards (2014)

  • Science

Coming Soon!

Science - Standards (2022, revised 2023)

Pennsylvania

English Language Arts - Core Standards (2014)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Academic Standards (2009, revised 2012) 

  • Civics and Government

  • Civics and Government

  • Economics

  • Geography

  • History

Science - Academic Standards (2002)

  • Science and Technology

  • Environment and Ecology

  • History

Science - Academic Standards (2010, 2009, revised 2012)

  • Science and Technology and Engineering

  • Environment and Ecology

Coming Soon!

Science - Academic Standards (2022)

  • Science and Technology (STEELS)

Rhode Island

English Language Arts - Core Standards (2021)

  • ELA/Literacy

Social Studies - Grade Level and Grade Span Expectations (2012)

  • Social Studies

Science - Next Generation Science Standards (2013)

  • Science

Coming Soon!

Social Studies - Standards (2023)

South Carolina

English Language Arts - College- and Career-Ready Standards (2015)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Academic Standards, College- and Career-Ready Standards (2019)

  • Social Studies (grade-level standards)

  • United States History and the Constitution

  • United States Government 

  • Human Geography

  • Modern World History

  • Economics and Personal Finance

Science - College- and Career-Ready Standards (2021)

  • Science (grade-level standards)

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Earth and Space Science

Coming Soon!

English Language Arts - College- and Career-Ready Standards (2023)

  • English Language Arts



South Dakota

English Language Arts - Content Standards (2018)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Content Standards (2015)

  • Social Studies

Science - Content Standards (2015)

  • Science

  • Physical Science

  • Life Science

  • Earth and Space Science

Coming Soon!

Social Studies - Content Standards (2022)

  • Personal Finance



Tennessee

English Language Arts - Academic Standards (2016)

  • English Language Arts (grade-level standards)

Social Studies - Academic Standards (2017)

  • Social Studies (grade-level standards)

  • Economics

  • Tennessee History

  • United States Government and Civics

  • United States History and Geography: Post-Reconstruction to the Present

  • World Geography

  • World History and Geography: The Industrial Revolution to the Contemporary World

Social Studies - Academic Standards (2015, revised 2020)

  • Personal Finance

Science - Academic Standards (2016)

  • Science (grade-level standards)

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Earth and Space Science

  • Physical Science

  • Physics

Texas

English Language Arts - Essential Knowledge and Skills (2017)

  • English Language Arts and Reading

Social Studies - Essential Knowledge and Skills (2018, revised 2019)

  • Social Studies (grade-level standards)

  • United States History Studies Since 1877

  • World History Studies

  • World Geography Studies

  • United States Government

Social Studies - Essential Knowledge and Skills (2010)

  • Personal Financial Literacy

Science - Essential Knowledge and Skills (2020, revised 2021)

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Integrated Physics and Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Earth Systems Science

Science - Essential Knowledge and Skills (2017)

  • Science

Science - Essential Knowledge and Skills (2009, revised 2010)

  • Earth and Space Science

Coming Soon!

Science - Essential Knowledge and Skills (2020, revised 2021)

  • Science (grade-level standards)



Utah

English Language Arts - Core Standards (2010, revised 2021)

  • English Language Arts and Literacy

Social Studies - Core Standards (2008 and 2016)

  • Social Studies

Science - Core Standards (2019)

  • Science with Engineering Education

Coming Soon!

Social Studies - Core Standards (2022)

  • Social Studies (K-6)

Vermont

English Language Arts - Common Core State Standards (2010)

  • English Language Arts and Literacy

Social Studies - College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework (2013)

  • Social Studies

Science - Next Generation Science Standards (2013)

  • Science

Virginia

English Language Arts - Standards of Learning (2017)

  • English

Social Studies - Curriculum Framework (2015)

  • History and Social Science

Social Studies - Standards of Learning (2015)

  • History and Social Science

Science - Curriculum Framework (2019)

  • Science

Science - Standards of Learning (2018)

  • Science

Washington

English Language Arts - Common Core State Standards (2011)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Learning Standards (2019)

  • Social Studies

Science - Next Generation Science Standards (2013)

  • Science

West Virginia

English Language Arts - College- and Career-Readiness Standards (2015)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - College- and Career-Readiness Standards (2016)

  • Social Studies (grade-level standards)

  • World Studies

  • United States Studies

  • Contemporary Studies

  • Civics

  • Economics

  • Geography

Science - College- and Career-Readiness Standards (2021)

  • Science (grade-level standards)

  • Earth and Space Science

  • Biology

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

Wisconsin

English Language Arts - Academic Standards (2020)

  • English Language Arts

Social Studies - Standards (2018)

  • Social Studies

Science - Standards (2017)

  • Science

Science - Environmental Literacy & Sustainability (2018)

  • Environmental Literacy & Sustainability

Wyoming

English Language Arts - Content and Performance Standards (2012)

  • English Language Arts and Literacy

Social Studies - Content and Performance Standards (2014, revised 2018)

  • Social Studies

Science - Content and Performance Standards (2016)

  • Science

Other Standards Alignment

AB Taxonomies

English Language Arts

  • Elementary Language Arts

  • Middle School Language Arts

  • High School Language Arts

Social Studies K-12

  • Elementary Science

  • Middle School Science

  • High School Earth Science

  • High School Life Science

  • High School Physical  Science

Science K -12

  • Elementary Social Studies

  • Middle School Social Studies

  • High School Social Studies Skills and Tools

  • High School World History

  • High School U.S. History

  • High School Geography

  • High School Government

  • High School Economics

  • High School Psychology and Sociology 

Achieve

Science - NGSS

  • Science

  • Engineering Design

  • Physical Science

  • Life Science

  • Earth and Space Sciences

National Standards Council for the Social Studies

Social Studies - College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework

NGA Center/ CCSSO

English Language Arts - Common Core State Standards

  • English Language Arts