English Language Arts Standards Revision

Nebraska Revised Statute 79-760.01 requires the State Board of Education to develop a plan to review and update standards for reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies every seven years.  A group of Nebraska educators, led by the Nebraska Department of Education, is working to revise the 2014 standards, “Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts.” These standards create the framework for English Language Arts instruction in Nebraska.  The targeted approval date for the revised ELA standards is Fall 2021.

This webpage will be used to communicate updates regarding the ELA standards revision process, share public drafts of the revised standards (when available), and to highlight ways public input can be provided.

We encourage public input on the proposed revisions to Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for ELA. Public input can be provided in multiple ways:



US Mail:

Nebraska Department of Education
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

Public Input Survey: (Available in June)

Updated May 7, 2021 9:31am