The first draft of Minnesota’s new K-12 Academic Standards for English Language Arts are expected to be released on Nov. 11. The ELA Education Standards Committee has been meeting since August to review the standards in reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, media literacy, and language. The last time they were reviewed and adopted was 2010.

The state will host Town Hall Meetings beginning Nov. 12, including six in Greater Minnesota.  The proposed ELA standards will be available starting Nov. 11 on the MDE’s website.

The date by which all schools must implement the new standards will be determined during the rulemaking process. 

MREA encourages our members to engage with the standards committee in this revision process. The standards that are approved will be in place for the next 10 years. View the K-12 Academic Standards Review Schedule.

Town Hall Meetings

All of the town hall meetings will be held 6-8 pm, with the exception of the Alexandria Douglas County Library meeting, which will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Nov. 12 – Bemidji

Bemidji High School – Physical Education Classroom

2900 Division Street West, Bemidji, MN  56601



 Nov. 13 – Alexandria

Douglas County Library*

Alexandria Douglas County Library  meeting is from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

720 Filmore Street, Alexandria, MN  56308



Nov. 14 – Marshall

Red Baron Arena & Expo

Vast Club Room

1651 Victory Drive, Marshall, MN 56258



Nov. 19 – Duluth

Denfeld High School – Media Center

401 North 44th Avenue West, Duluth, MN 55807



Nov. 21 – Mankato

Cambria Gallery – Mankato River Hills Mall

1850 Adams Street, Suite 420, Mankato, MN 56001



Nov. 25 – Rochester

Northrop Community Education Center

201 8th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901


Additional Resources

2019-20 English Language Arts Education Standards Committee
 – 8/12/19

Minnesota K-12 ELA Standards Review Process Timeline – 7/19/19

Assumptions for Guiding the ELA Standards Committee’s Work– 4/15/19

Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in English Language Arts (2010)