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Utah Core Standards

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE), in January of 1984, established policy requiring the identification of specific core standards to be met by all K–12 students in order to graduate from Utah’s secondary schools. USBE regularly updates the Utah Core Standards, while parents, teachers, and local school boards continue to control the curriculum choices that reflect local values.

Current Core Standards

Updated 2010

Updated 2002

7 and 8
Updated 2003

Updated 2003: Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Updated 2012: Earth Sciences

Utah Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) Standards

6-8 SEEd Standards
Adopted: December 4, 2015
Will be used in classrooms starting Fall 2017!

SEEd Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Utah Core Literacy Standards

Click here for the Core Standards for English Language Arts (ELAs) and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. 

Utah Core Science Revision Information

USBE is currently in the processes of revising the Utah science standards. The first grade levels to be updated are the standards for grades 6-8. Tentatively, once the SEEd standards for grades 6-8 are finalized and adopted the focus will shift to grades 9-12 and then grades K-5.