K-12 Academic Standards
Districts are required to put state standards into place so all students have access to high-quality content and instruction. Districts must develop local standards for subjects that do not have state standards. Resources are provided to help districts in this effort.

State standards are revised on a schedule approved by the Minnesota Legislature. You can follow the revision process for each subject area on this page. Please subscribe to this page to receive e-mail notices when new information is added.

New Social Studies Standards (2011)
After proceeding through the state’s formal administrative rulemaking process, Minnesota’s new social studies standards were officially adopted into rule on May 6, 2013 and became effective May 13, 2013. The 2011 Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in Social Studies and a “Frequently Asked Questions” document related to the standards are available in the Social Studies section of the K-12 Academic Standards page.