Subject Standards
English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Mathematics Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Natural Sciences Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Visual and Performing Arts National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS)
Health and Physical Education SHAPE America
Social Studies American Education Reaches Out (AERO)
World Languages American Education Reaches Out (AERO)
Information and Communication Technology Computer Science Teacher’s Association (CSTA) & International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
CIA FIRST has adopted academic standards from the USA to ensure that all important areas of a subject are covered by instructional units, and that the level of complexity of knowledge and skills in each course is grade-level appropriate. The academic standards act as a guide, and are ‘unpacked’ into understandings, knowledge, skills and transfer using the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework for curriculum planning.