These have been adopted into regulation by the State Board of Education & Early Development in twelve core subject areas: English/language arts, mathematics, science, geography, government & citizenship, history, skills for a healthy life, arts, world languages, technology, employability and library/information. Content standards are broad statements of what students should know and be able to do as a result of their twelve years of public schooling.
According to the Michigan Department of Education's document The Michigan Curriculum Framework (1996), “content standards” are what students should know and be able to do. The standards are broad descriptions of the knowledge and skills students should acquire in the core academic subjects. The knowledge includes the important and enduring ideas, concepts, issues, and information. The skills include the ways of thinking, working, communicating, reasoning, and investigating that characterize each subject area.
Content standards are broad expectations of what students should know, understand and be able to do at a particular grade level in a certain subject. Math content standards describe the knowledge base of a mathematically literate populace.
The term used in a variety of fields to describe what individuals need to know and be able to do for a particular purpose. In EFF, the 16 Content Standards identify what adults need to know and be able to do in order to meet their goals for learning and to be effective in their adult roles. Each EFF Content Standard consists of the title of the standard and the Components of Performance for that standard. The Components of Performance for each skill offer a shared definition of what that skill entails and looks like when applied in the real world; they are designed to be the focus of planning, learning, and assessment. (Stein, 2000, pp.19-23.)
Specific measurable descriptions of what students should know and be able to do at the 4th, 8th, and 10th grade in each curriculum framework area
criteria defining what students should know and be able to do as a result of their education. Content standards may also be called "curriculum standards" or "state standards."
The specific information students are expected to know in specific content areas such as reading, writing, mathematics, history, science, geography, etc.
Describe the goals for individual student achievement. They specify what students should know and be able to do in identified disciplines or subject areas. (See 3.3.2)
Standards that define what students should know and be able to do as a result of instruction. Content standards are specified in various subject areas, such as mathematics and science.
Standards that describe what students should know and be able to do in core academic subjects at each grade level. (Ed Source)
Statements of expectations of what students in a particular subject or grade level should know and be able to do. Defining statements for teachers, schools, students, and the community what schools should teach.
Broad descriptors of the knowledge and skills students should achieve in a particular academic subject area. The knowledge includes the most important and enduring ideas, concepts, issues, dilemmas, and information of the subject area. The skills include the ways of thinking, working, communicating, reasoning, and investigating that characterize that subject area.
The information, ideas, and facts students are supposed to learn in a particular grade comprise content standards. (NCEA)
Broadly stated expectations of what students should know and be able to do in particular subjects and grade levels. Content standards define for teachers, schools, students, and the community not only the expected student skills and knowledge, but what schools should teach. An example of a language arts standard is: "Fourth-grade students will be able to gather information for a report using sources such as interviews, questionnaires, computers, and library centers."
Specific expectations to be met by students who demonstrate what they know and are able to do