Welcome to the Standards Portal!
The heart of standards-based education is a system that supports effective instruction and learning for all students. The Standards Portal helps teams of educators implement policies, programs and practices that systematically impact teaching, learning and assessment so that all students achieve Minnesota's K-12 academic standards. Let's Get Started
Getting Started - Building Foundational Knowledge
Effective standards-based education systems require leadership focused on student achievement. By fostering shared beliefs, common understanding, and efficacy with defined practices and processes, leaders establish professional culture and provide the structures, motivation, and supports for improvement efforts. This section provides guidance and resources for building a standards-based education system.
Support Structures - Building Capacity for Change
The foundation of standards-based education is a system that is intentionally designed to support students and educators. This section provides guidance and resources to establish or improve policies and programs to ensure effective instruction and learning for all students.
Instruction - Implementing Effective Practices
The most important feature of a standards-based education system is the focus on continuous improvement of instructional practices. This section provides guidance and resources to support the implementation of selected instructional practices to ensure that they are used as intended and monitored for effectiveness.
Curriculum - Planning for and Assessing Learning
It is critical that curriculum materials provide students with learning experiences that lead to mastery of academic standards through the implementation of effective instructional practices. This section provides guidance and resources to support planning for and assessment of learning.