Data are collected using publicly available state statute, administrative code and, in some cases, curriculum and standards frameworks. A profile was sent to each state for review and modification, as needed.
|Civics, Citizenship or Social Studies High School Graduation Requirements|
|Are there high school graduation requirement in civics or citizenship education?||A student must have completed at least three units of credit in social studies before graduation. Beginning January 1, 2009, the three units of social studies must include "one-half unit of credit in Alaska history or demonstration that the student meets the Alaska history performance standards."
The provisions of this subsection do not apply to a student who
(1) transfers into an Alaska public school after the student's second year of high school; or
(2) has already successfully completed a high school state history course from another state.
|4 AAC 06.075|
|Civics, Citizenship or Social Studies Standards and Curriculum Frameworks|
|State standards include civics or citizenship education||Alaska’s Government and Citizenship Content Standards (not grade-level standards) are divided into seven central themes, one of which is having “the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively as an informed and responsible citizen.” Sample standards/benchmarks include: knowing and understanding how societies define authority, rights, and responsibilities through a governmental process and having the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively as an informed and responsible citizen.
Alaska's History Performance Standards (not grade-level standards) are divided into four central themes, one of which is "Individual Citizenship, Governance and Power." Sample standards/benchmarks in this strand include: describing how Alaskans, particularly the Native people and challenge the status quo to gain recognition of their civil rights and identifying the role of Alaska Native individuals and groups in actively proposing and promoting federal legislation and policies.
|Alaska Government and Citizenship Standards (2012)
Alaska History Performance Standards (2012)
|Curriculum frameworks include civics or citizenship education||N/A|
|Civics, Citizenship or Social Studies Inclusion in Assessment and Accountability Systems|
|State assessments include civics, citizenship education or social studies||N/A||Statewide Assessment System: 4 AAC 06.710, 4 AAC 06.737|
|State accountability system includes civics, citizenship education or social studies||N/A||Alaska School Performance Index: 4 AAC 06.812|
|Civics, Citizenship or Social Studies Addressed in Other State Statutes or Administrative Code|
|State statutes (laws) that address civics, citizenship education or social studies||N/A|
|State administrative code addressed civics, citizenship education or social studies||A goal of the state public school system is to provide a working knowledge of...government and citizenship..."
Additionally, high school graduation requires 3 units of credit in social studies.
|04 AAC 04.030, 4 AAC 06.075|