Blank Space used for Layout

     ::ADE Home    

Blank Space used for Layout
Superintendent Huppenthal  About Dept of Education  Accountability  Standards & Assessment  Teacher Certification   Careers/Internships  Business/IT/Finance Services  English Language Learners  Special Education  School/District/Report Cards   State Board of Education   FAQ   Spacer Image to hold table at specifed height


Standards and Assessment Division
Standards-Based Best Practices

Declaration of Curricular and Instructional Alignment

The State Board of Education adopted the Arizona Academic Standards Articulated by Grade Level (Standards) in the subject areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.

The purpose of the Declaration is to affirm that the central components of standards-based education are in effect at every level in every school district and charter school in the State. The central components of standards-based education include a curriculum aligned to the Standards, instructional materials aligned to the Standards and the evaluation of teachers to ensure that the Standards are integrated into instructional practices.

Each of the three documents that comprise the complete Declaration is signed separately by the local governing board as a body, the district superintendent, and every school principal (including equivalent charter school officials and administrators).

For further information regarding the Declarations, please click on the link below:

More Information

Declarations of Curriculum and Instructional Alignment (coming soon)

  • Letter (Governing Board and Superintendent)
  • Letter for principals
  • Principal Declaration


Contact Information

Standards and Assessment Division
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson, Bin 5
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tel: (602) 364-2335
Fax: (602) 364-0902


This page was last updated on
Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

Copyright © 2012 Arizona Department of Education: Information Technology, All Rights Reserved