Standards - Pennsylvania

Common Core State-By-State - Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Department of Education

Adopted: 2010 (Still draft with state additions)


LANGUAGE ARTSPennsylvania Common Core Standards Language Arts, 2010K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-10, 11-12Effective date: July 1, 2013
MATHEMATICSPennsylvania Common Core Standards Mathematics, 2010K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12Effective date: July 1, 2013
SCIENCEPennsylvania Common Core Standards Science, 20106-8, 9-10, 11-12Effective date: July 1, 2013
SOCIAL STUDIESPennsylvania Common Core Standards Social Studies, 20106-8, 9-10, 11-12Effective date: July 1, 2013


Pennsylvania Common Core Website

Assessment Information:
Pennsylvania officially joined and is participating in both the multi-state assessment consortia, SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) as an advisory state.


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Pennsylvania Implementation:

PA’s Common Core standards include all of the national Common Core standards verbatim; however, states may add additional statements to the standard set to incorporate any PA standards not addressed in Common Core. As analysis and alignment studies continue, there is a possibility of limited additions to the Common Core Standards in the future.

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