• SSP Curriculum Review Process

    SSP Curriculum Review Schedule (coming soon)

    Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards Review Schedule


    Update as of July 1, 2021:

    "REVISED ACADEMIC STANDARDS IMPLEMENTATION SUSPENSION. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.021, the commissioner of education must suspend until June 1, 2023 any implementation of revised academic standards not already implemented as of January 1, 2021 under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.021. This suspension does not prevent the commissioner from continuing with current rulemaking activities or developing future statewide assessments.

         The new full implementation schedule is:

    • Physical Education: 2023-24
    • Arts: 2023-24
    • Science: 2024-25
    • English Language Arts: 2025-26
    • Social Studies: TBD (likely 2026-27)
    • Mathematics: TBD (likely 2027-28)

    Minnesota’s K-12 academic standards are reviewed in one content area per year, following the schedule specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.021, subdivision 4. The schedule is as follows:

    Arts

    Revision in 2017-18, implementation by 2021-22; Revision in 2027-28, and every 10 years thereafter; implementation to be determined during rule making. (Districts may use state or local standards.)

    Science

    Revision in 2018-19; implementation by 2023-24; Revision in 2028-29 and every 10 years thereafter; implementation to be determined during rule making.

    English Language Arts

    Revision 2019-20; implementation by 2024-25; Revision in 2029-2030 and every 10 years thereafter; implementation to be determined during rule making.

    Social Studies

    Revision in 2020-21; implementation to be determined during rule making; Revision in 2030-31 and every 10 years thereafter; implementation to be determined during rule making.

    Mathematics

    Revision in 2006-07; implementation by 2011-12; Revision in 2021-22 and every 10 years thereafter; implementation to be determined during rule making.

    Physical Education

    The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and related benchmarks in physical education beginning in the 2022-23 school year and every 10 years thereafter. MDE must adopt SHAPE America’s “National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education” and will adapt them as needed in 2016-17; implementation by 2021-22. Revised every 10 years thereafter following the 2017 revision (Minn. Stat. § 120B.021, Subd. 1(c); Minn. Stat. § 120B.021, Subd.4(g)).

    Academic standards in Health, Career and Technical Education, and World Languages must be established locally and reviewed on a locally determined periodic review cycle (Minn. Stat. § 120B.021, Subd.4 (g) and Minn. Stat. § 120B.022, Subd. 1). Districts must use the current world languages standards developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

    Review Summary