Understanding grade-level materials

Understand what each child should be learning at each grade level.

About Our Guides

The Minnesota Department of Education decides what every child will—and should—learn in school in all subjects. The following guides are intended to help families understand those standards in English Language Arts and math.

We’ve created these guides as a tool for families and parents to have an easy-to-access understanding of state learning standards and grade-level expectations. Our goal: Build a bridge for families. These guides lay out what our state and our schools expect kids to know and be able to do each year.

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