Pennsylvania State Academic Standards and Assessment Anchors

  • 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

    For the most recent PA Standards for each academic content area, please visit the Standards Aligned Systems Website at:

    Source:  State Academic Standards - PA Department of Education