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Academic Standards

Academic standards (sometimes referred to as learning standards or educational standards) define the knowledge and skills students should possess at critical points in their educational career in various subject, content areas. There is a variety of researched based standards systems schools may use, such as the USCCB (United States Catholic Council of Bishops), ISTE (International Society for Technology), the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics), the Common Core State Standards, etc. Exit Standards describe the broad endpoints of a projected learning sequence (for example, K-12 schooling), while progress markers or benchmarks describe what student should know and be able to do along the way (often at the end of grade levels or specific courses or sequences of courses).