501 State Content Standards


Published: 2015

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Title 14 Education

500 Curriculum and Instruction



Curriculum and Instruction



501 State Content Standards

1.0 Instructional Programs

1.1 Instructional programs offered in the public schools of Delaware shall be in alignment with the appropriate content standards documents. These documents are: English Language Arts Curriculum Framework, Mathematics Curriculum Framework, Science Curriculum Framework, Social Studies Curriculum Framework, Health Education Curriculum Framework and Assessment, Physical Education Content Standards, Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards, Agriscience Curriculum Framework Content Standards, Business Finance and Marketing Education Curriculum Framework Content Standards, World Language Curriculum Framework Content Standards, Technology Education Curriculum Framework Content Standards, Skilled and Technical Sciences Content Standards and the Family and Consumer Sciences Content Standards.

1.1.1 The content standards documents may from time to time hereafter be amended with the approval of the Secretary and the State Board of Education.

1.1.1.1 Effective with the 2010-2011 school year, Delaware Content Standards in English language arts and mathematics shall be comprised of the Common Core Standards developed in partnership with the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

1.1.1.2 Effective with the 2013-2014 school year, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) developed in partnership with twenty-six (26) states, including Delaware, shall be adopted as the Delaware Content Standards in science. For purposes of this subsection, “adopted” shall mean to accept a set of standards as the basis for curriculum and assessment alignment across the state according to a timeline established and disseminated by the Department of Education.

1.1.2 Integration of the content standards shall be provided for within and across the curricula.

1.1.3 Instructional materials and curricula content shall be kept current and consistent with provisions of 14 DE Admin. Code 502 Alignment of Local School District Curricula to the State Content Standards and 14 DE Admin. Code 503 Instructional Program Requirements.

1 DE Reg. 153 (8/1/97)

1 DE Reg. 729 (12/1/97)

4 DE Reg. 343 (8/1/00)

4 DE Reg. 850 (10/1/00)

4 DE Reg. 853 (11/1/00)

5 DE Reg. 865 (10/1/01)

8 DE Reg. 445 (9/1/04)

13 DE Reg. 256 (8/1/09)

14 DE Reg. 167 (09/01/10)

17 DE Reg. 423 (10/01/13)