The new Utah Core Standards in English language arts and mathematics, based on the Core State Standards, establish a framework for high quality instruction. They help Utah teachers ensure academic achievement for Utah students by defining the essential knowledge, concepts, and skills to be mastered at each grade level or within critical content areas. They define what students should know and be able to do to as they move on to post-secondary training, college, or a career.

Utah State Core Standards

Utah Core

Understanding the Utah Core from UEN

Core Standards by Subject

Language Arts

With mastery a student is able to exhibit the capacities of the literate individual.


Math is important in life because it is used to perform many different daily tasks.


Science is a way of knowing, a process for gaining knowledge and understanding of the natural world.

Social Studies

The study of Utah permits students to understand more deeply the place they call home.

Fine Arts

The study of fine arts helps students explore realities, relationships, and ideas.


Health education provides opportunities for students to acquire necessary health-enhancing behaviors

Physical Education

The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals.

World Languages

The essence of human interaction is language and communication.

Caree & Technical Education

A seamless education system from public education to postsecondary education.