Common Core State Standards
Per the Common Core State Standards Initiative's website (2012), these standards, "are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy."
The Next Generation Science Standards provide, "a sound, evidence-based foundation for standards by drawing on current scientific research—including research on the ways students learn science effectively—and identifies the science all K–12 students should know." (Achieve Inc., 2014).
The C3 Framework for Social Studies contain, "interlocking and mutually reinforcing ideas that feature the four Dimensions of informed inquiry in social studies: (1) developing questions and planning inquiries; (2) applying disciplinary concepts and tools; (3) evaluating sources and using evidence; and (4) communicating conclusions and taking informed action" (National Council for the Social Studies, n.d.).
The Michigan Department of Education provides Local Education Agencies (LEA's) sets of curricular standards for the Arts, Career and Employability Skills, English Language Arts, Health and Physical Education, Nutrition, Science, Social Studies, Technology, World Languages, and Mathematics.