PA Core/Academic Standards & Eligible Content

State Academic Standards

The Pennsylvania State Board of Education has adopted academic standards in 12 subject areas.  The academic standards are benchmark measures that define what students should know and be able to do at specified grade levels beginning in grade 3. The standards are promulgated as state regulations. As such, they must be used as the basis for curriculum and instruction in Pennsylvania's public schools. State requirements for curriculum, instruction, and assessment can be found in the Board's Chapter 4 regulations, available online at Chapter 4


Below you will find links to the State Board of Education approved state academic standards. These standards also are available online on the  Pennsylvania Code Web Site.

[State Board of Education. (2021). State academic standards. State Board of Education. https://www.stateboard.education.pa.gov/Regulations/AcademicStandards/Pages/default.aspx.]