K-2 Standards and Assessments: A 50-State Review

  • June 19, 2006
  • By Kristie Kauerz

This paper provides an overview of the state-level content standards and the mandatory statewide assessments for kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade that are in place in all 50 states.

Three trends in public education shape the context of this paper: the broad-based accountability movement in K-12 education, the growing accountability movement in early childhood education, and the recent emergence of a focus on P-3 education.