State and International English Language Arts Standards
State English Language Arts Standards
Alabama. (n.d.). Learning goals and performance objectives. Contact: J. Steve McMiley, Alabama Department of Education, Gordon Persons Building, 50 North Ripley Street, Montgomery, AL 36130-3901. Phone: 205/242-8059. Fax: 205/242-0482.
Alaska. (1994). Alaska student performance standards. An eight-panel brochure. Contact: Judith Entwife, Education Specialist II, Department of Education, 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200, Juneau, AK 99801-1894. Phone: 907/465-8721. Fax: 907/465-3396.
Arizona. (1989). The language arts essential skills. Contact: Muriel Rosmann, Writing/Language Arts Specialist, Arizona Department of Education, 1535 West Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Phone: 602/542-7840. Fax: 602/542-3620.
Arkansas. (1993). Arkansas English language arts curriculum framework. Draft. Contact: David Westmoreland, English Curriculum Specialist, Arkansas Department of Education, State Education Building, Room 107A, 4 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201-1071. Phone: 501/682-4556. Fax: 501/682-4886.
California. (1995). Language arts standards: Draft interim content and performance standards. Contact: Wendy Harris, Language Arts/Foreign Languages, California Department of Education, 721 Capitol Mall, Third Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. Phone: 916/657-5409. Fax: 916/657-3391.
Colorado. (1994). Model content standards for reading, writing, mathematics, science, history, and geography. Contact: Standards and Assessment Council, C.S. 6, Box 166, 1525 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203-9772, or Alan Olds, English/Language Arts Senior Consultant, Colorado Department of Education, 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203. Phone: 303/866-6744. Fax: 303/830-0793.
Connecticut. (1995). Common core of learning. Contact: Angela Rose, Connecticut Department of Education, Box 2219, Hartford, CT 06145. Phone: 203/566-4736. Fax: 203/566-5623.
Delaware. (1995). English language arts content standards. Draft. Contact: Douglas Grudzina, Department of Public Instruction, The Townsend Building, P.O. Box 1402, Dover, DE 19903-1402. Phone: 302/739-4888. Fax: 302/739-4654.
District of Columbia. (in process). English language arts/history framework. A document will be completed in 1996. Contact: Dr. Karin Cordell, Senior Associate, Curriculum Renewal, or Gwen Alexander, English Language Arts Content Specialist, District of Columbia Department of Education, 20th and Evarts Streets NE, Washington, DC 20018. Phone: 202/576-7816. Fax: 202/576-7041.
Florida. (1995). The cornerstone of learning. Draft. Contact: Susan Watt, K–12 Language Arts Program Specialist, Florida Department of Education, Capitol Building, Suite 444, FEC, Tallahassee, FL 32399. Phone: 904/487-8819. Fax: 904/488-6319.
Georgia. (1991). English language arts quality: core curriculum. Contact: Fred Johnson, Coordinator, English Language Arts, Georgia Department of Education, 1954 Twin Towers East, Capitol Square, Atlanta, GA 30334. Phone: 404/656-2586. Fax: 404/651-8582.
Hawaii. (1992). Essential content. Contact: Judy A. McCoy, Administrator, Languages Section, General Education Branch, Office of Instructional Services, 189 Lunalilo Home Road, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96825. Phone: 808/396-2505. Fax: 808/548-5390.
Hawaii. (1993). Student outcomes for the foundation program. Contact: Judy A. McCoy, Administrator, Languages Section, General Education Branch, Office of Instructional Services, 189 Lunalilo Home Road, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96825. Phone: 808/396-2505. Fax: 808/548-5390.
Hawaii. (1994). Language arts standards of the Hawaii state commission on performance standards. Final Report. Contact: Judy A. McCoy, Administrator, Languages Section, General Education Branch, Office of Instructional Services, 189 Lunalilo Home Road, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96825. Phone: 808/396-2505. Fax: 808/548-5390.
Idaho. (1994). K–12 English language arts content guide and framework. Contact: Lynette Hill, English/Language Arts Consultant, Idaho Department of Education, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0027. Phone: 208/334-2113. Fax: 208/334-2228.
Illinois. (1995). Illinois academic standards project. Draft. Contact: Lynne Haeffele, Illinois State Board of Education, 100 North First Street, Springfield, IL 62777. Phone: 217/782-5596. Fax: 217/524-1289.
Indiana. (1994). Essential skills content standards. Contact: Beverly Reitsma, Language Arts Consultant, Office of Program Development, Center for School Improvement and Performance, Room 229 State House, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2798. Phone: 317/232-9155. Fax: 317/232-9121.
Iowa. Creation and implementation of content standards for all subjects is left to each school district. Contact: Lory Nels Johnson, Language Arts Consultant/Coordinator, Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Bureau of Instructional Services, Des Moines, IA 50319. Phone: 515/281-3145. Fax: 515/242-6025.
Kansas. (1993). Curricular standards for communications. Contact: Mel Riggs, English/Language Arts Specialist, Kansas Department of Education, 120 East 10th, Topeka, KS 66612. Phone: 913/296-3379. Fax: 913/296-7933.
Kentucky. (1994). Content guidelines for writing and reading. Contact: Kaye Warner, Language Arts Consultant, Kentucky Department of Education, Capitol Plaza Tower, 18th Floor, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. Phone: 502/564-2106. Fax: 502/564-6470.
Louisiana. (in process). Contact: Katie Young, Program Manager, English, Louisiana Department of Education, P.O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, LA 70804. Phone: 504/342-0170. Fax: 504/342-4474.
Maine. (1991). Maine's common core of learning: An investment in Maine's future. Contact: Wayne L. Mowatt, Commissioner, Maine Department of Education, State House Station 23, Augusta, ME 04333. Phone: 207/287-2550.
Maine. (in process). State of Maine learning results, English language arts. Contact: Nancy Andrews, English/Language Arts Coordinator, Maine Department of Education, State House Station 23, Augusta, ME 04333. Phone: 207/287-5939. Fax: 207/287-5927,
Maryland. (n.d.). English language arts: A Maryland curricular framework. Contact: Sally Walsh, Division of Instruction, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Phone: 410/767-0346. Fax: 410/333-2379.
Massachusetts. (1995). The Massachusetts English language arts curriculum framework: Constructing and conveying meaning. Draft. Contact: Judith Staten, Instruction & Curriculum Services, Massachusetts Department of Education, 350 Main, Malden, MA 02148. Phone: 617/388-3300 ext. 268. Fax: 617/388-3395.
Michigan. (1995). Michigan model content standards for curriculum in English language arts. Contact: Sheila Potter, English Language Arts Specialist, Michigan Department of Education, Box 30008, Lansing, MI 48909. Phone: 517/373-8793. Fax: 517/335-2473.
Minnesota. (1988). Model learner outcomes for language arts education. Contact: Al Greenfield, Minnesota Department of Education, 635 Capitol Square Building, 550 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55101. Phone: 612/296-6104. Fax: 612/296-3775.
Mississippi. (1996). Curriculum structure. Document to be completed in 1996. Contact: Jeanne Wells Cook, Language Arts Specialist, Mississippi Department of Education, P.O. Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205. Phone: 601/359-3778. Fax: 601/352-7436.
Missouri. (1994). Communication arts curriculum framework. Draft. Contact: Charlotte O'Brien, Language Arts Supervisor, Missouri Department of Education, Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Phone: 314/751-0682. Fax: 314/751-9434.
Montana. (1994). Framework for aesthetic literacy. Contact: Jan Cladouhos Hahn, Language Arts Specialist, Montana Department of Education, P.O. Box 202501, Helena, MT 59620-2501. Phone: 406/444-3714. Fax: 406/444-3924.
Nebraska. (in process). Contact: Rex Filmer, English Consultant, Nebraska Department of Education, 301 Centennial Mall South, Box 94987, Lincoln, NE 68509. Phone: 402/471-4336. Fax: 402/471-0117.
Nevada. (1994). Nevada English language arts framework. Draft 2. Contact: Julie Gabica, Nevada Department of Education, 400 West King Street, Capitol Complex, Carson City, NV 89710. Phone: 702/687-3136. Fax: 702/687-5660.
New Hampshire. (1994). English/language arts curriculum framework, K–12. Draft. Contact: Helen D. Schotanus, Curriculum Supervisor, State Department of Education, 101 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301. Phone: 603/271-3841. Fax: 603/271-1953.
New Jersey. (1995). New Jersey content standards in language arts/literacy. Draft. Contact: Roseann Harris, Project Director, New Jersey State Department of Education, 225 West State Street, CN 500, Trenton, NJ 08625. Phone: 609/633-7180. Fax: 609/984-6032.
New Mexico. (in process). Language arts competency framework. Contact: Linda Romero, Language Arts Consultant, New Mexico Department of Education, State Education Building, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Phone: 505/827-6569. Fax: 505/827-6694.
New York. (1994). Curriculum, instruction, and assessment: Preliminary draft framework for English language arts. Contact: Jacqueline Marino, Associate in English Language Arts, New York State Department of Education, Room 671 EBA Education Department, Albany, NY 12234. Phone: 518/486-7891. Fax: 518/473-4884.
North Carolina. (1992). Competency-based curriculum teacher handbook, English language arts K–12. Contact: Michael W. Frye, Subject Area Coordinator, English Language Arts, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 301 North Wilmington Street, Education Building, Raleigh, NC 27601-2825. Phone: 919/715-1886. Fax: 919/715-1897.
North Dakota. (1994). English language arts curriculum frameworks: Standards and benchmarks. Contact: Clarence A. Bina, Director of Special Projects, Department of Public Instruction, Special Projects Unit, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, 9th Floor, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440. Phone: 701/328-2098. Fax: 701/328-4770.
Ohio. (1992). Model competency-based language arts program. Contact: Carol Brown, English/Language Arts Consultant, Ohio Department of Education, 65 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43266-0308. Phone: 614/466-2761. Fax: 614/752-8148.
Oklahoma. (1993). Priority academic student skills. Contact: Claudette Goss, Language Arts Coordinator, State Department of Education, 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599. Phone: 405/522-3522. Fax: 405/521-6205.
Oregon. (in process). Contact: English/Language Specialist, Oregon Department of Education, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310. Phone: 503/378-3602. Fax: 503/373-7968.
Pennsylvania. (1990). Pennsylvania framework for reading, writing and talking across the curriculum: PCRP II. Contact: Diane K. Skiffington, English/Language Arts Coordinator, Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, 8th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126. Phone: 717/787-5482. Fax: 717/783-3946.
Rhode Island. (1994). Developing a common core of learning: A report on what we heard. Draft. Contact: Marie C. DiBiasio, Rhode Island Department of Education, 22 Hayes Street, Providence, RI 02908. Phone: 401/277-2648 or 401/277-2649. Fax: 401/277-6033.
South Carolina. (1995). English language arts framework. Draft. Contact: Cheryl Sigmon, Language Arts Consultant, South Carolina, Department of Education, 801 Rutledge Building, 1429 Senate, Columbia, SC 29201. Phone: 803/734-8362. Fax: 803/734-8624.
South Dakota. (1996). Communication standards: English language arts. Draft 2. Contact: Dr. Margo Heinert, English Language Arts Coordinator, South Dakota Department of Education, 700 Governor's Drive, Pierre, SD 57501. Phone: 605/773-3134. Fax: 605/773-6139.
Tennessee. (1993). Curriculum framework for language arts: English goals and objectives 9–12. Contact: Dr. Kathryne H. Pugh, Language Arts/Foreign Language Consultant, Tennessee Department of Education, Eighth Floor, Gateway Plaza, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243-0379. Phone: 615/532-6283. Fax: 615/532-8536.
Texas. (1993). Essential elements for English language arts. Contact: Lawrence L. Richard, Assistant Director, English Language Arts and Reading, Division of Curriculum and Textbooks, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494. Phone: 512/463-9273. Fax: 512/475-3667.
Utah. (1995). Standards for Utah, K–6. Draft. Contact: Richard Harmston, Elementary Language Arts Specialist or Mary Beth Clark, Secondary Language Arts Specialist, Utah State Office of Education, 250 East Fifth South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3204. Phone: 801/538-7765. Fax: 801/538-7769.
Vermont. (1994). Vermont's common core framework for curriculum and assessment. Draft. Contact: Douglas Walker, External Manager, Vermont Department of Education, Teaching and Learning Team, 120 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620-2501. Phone: 802/828-3111. Fax: 802/828-3140.
Virginia. (1995). Language arts standards of learning. Draft. Contact: Kenneth Bradford, Principal Specialist for English/Reading, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23216-2120. Phone: 804/225-2888. Fax: 804/371-0249.
Washington. (1995). English language arts K–12 curriculum guidelines. Contact: Gayle Pauley, Reading/Language Arts Supervisor, Washington Department of Education, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200. Phone: 206/753-2858. Fax: 206/753-6754.
West Virginia. (1993). English language arts instructional goals and objectives. Contact: Robert Harrison, Director, Office of Professional Development, West Virginia Department of Education, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25305-0330. Phone: 304/558-2702. Fax: 304/558-0882.
Wisconsin. (1991). Guide to curriculum planning in English language arts. Contact: Ellen Last, Consultant, English/Language Arts Education, Wisconsin Department of Education, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841. Phone: 608/267-9265. Fax: 608/264-9553.
Wyoming. (in process). Contact: Nancy Leinius, Title VI (Chapter 2) Consultant, Wyoming Department of Education, Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050. Phone: 307/777-6226. Fax: 307/777-6234 or 307/777-5421.
International English Language Arts Standards
Australia. (1994). 1. A statement on English for Australian schools. 2. English—a curriculum profile for Australian schools. 3. Using the English profile. Carlton, Australia: Curriculum Corporation. Prepared by Australian Education Council, the National Council of Ministers of Education. Contact: David Francis, Executive Director, Curriculum Corporation, St. Nicholas Place, 141 Rathdowne St., Carlton Vic 3053, Australia. Phone: 011-613-639-0699. Fax: 011-613-639-1616.
British Columbia. (1992). 1. Evaluating writing across curriculum: Using the writing reference set to support learning. 2. Evaluating writing across curriculum: Student samples for the writing reference set. Prepared by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry Responsible for Multiculturalism and Human Rights, Examinations Branch. Contact: Becky Matthews, Director, Examinations Branch, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2M4, Canada. 3. Primary through graduation curriculum/assessment framework: Humanities strand, language arts English. Prepared by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry Responsible for Multiculturalism and Human Rights, Curriculum Development Branch. Contact: Robin Syme, Director, Curriculum Development Branch, Room 206, 633 Courtney Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2M4, Canada. Phone: 604/356-2317. Fax: 604/356-2316.
England and Wales. (1995). English in the national curriculum. London: HMSO. Prepared by Department for Education, Welsh Office. Contact: Department of Education, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London SWIP 3BT, England, or Welsh Office Education Department, Phase 2, Government Buildings, Ty Glas Road, Llanishen, Cardiff CF4 5WE, Wales.
New Zealand. (1994). English in the New Zealand curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand. Prepared by the Ministry of Education. Contact: Learning Media Ltd. Box 3293, Wellington, New Zealand.
Nova Scotia. (1994). English language arts P–12 outcomes. Prepared by the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Culture. Contact: Ann Blackwood, Department of Education and Culture, Box 578, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2R7, Canada. Phone: 902/424-5430.
Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. (1995). Foundation for the Atlantic Canada English language arts curriculum. Validation draft. Prepared by the four provinces. Contact: Ann Blackwood, Department of Education and Culture, Box 578, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2R7, Canada. Phone: 902/424-5430.
Ontario. (1995). Provincial standards, language, grades 1–9. Field test version. Prepared by the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training. Contact: Mary Lou Sutar-Hynes, Ministry of Education and Training, 16th Floor, Mowat Block, 900 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2, Canada. Phone: 416/325-2376.
Saskatchewan. (1989). 1. Policy for English language arts kindergarten to grade twelve for Saskatchewan schools. Summary Paper. 2. English language arts: A curriculum guide for the elementary level. Contact: Saskatchewan Education, Training and Employment, 2220 College Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3V7, Canada. Phone: 306/787-6030.
Scotland. (1991). Curriculum and assessment in Scotland, national guidelines: English language 5–14. Prepared by the Scottish Office Education Department. Contact: The Scottish Office Education Department, New St. Andrew's House, Edinburgh EH1 3SY, Scotland. Fax: 031/244-4785.
State and International English Language Arts Standards.
In Standards for the English Language Arts (pp. 88-92). , : International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English.