ISTE Standards

Learning, teaching and leading in the digital age

Each of us has a key role to play in the transformation of education, but none of us has to go it alone. The family of ISTE Standards works in concert to support students, educators and leaders with clear guidelines for the skills, knowledge and approaches they need to succeed in the digital age. Together, we can innovate education.

ISTE Standards for Students

ISTE Standards for Teachers

ISTE Standards for Administrators

ISTE Standards for Coaches

ISTE Standards for Computer
Science Educators

ISTE Standards for Students
ISTE Standards adoption

ISTE Standards around the nation

The ISTE Standards influence education in a variety of ways across the United States and U.S. territories. Take a look at our color-coded map to see how they’re used in your state.

Tell us how you use ISTE Standards!

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Common Core + ISTE Standards = Engaged learning

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ISTE Standards Refresh
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ISTE Standards refresh

A refresh of the ISTE Standards for Students is in the works! Much has changed in the education and technology worlds since the current standards were published back in 2007. We are committed to ensuring that the ISTE Standards remain relevant — even aspirational — so that they continue to serve their primary purpose of preparing students for their future. But we need your help!

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