Learn about how different states are adopting the ISTE Standards and/or recognizing the ISTE Certification program.

ISTE Standards in the United States

The state/territory adopts, adapts or endorses the latest generation of the ISTE Standards.

The state/territory uses previous generations of the ISTE Standards.


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Adoption of the ISTE Standards

The state board of education, state legislature or state education agency formally adopts the ISTE Standards as the state’s educational technology standards. Another state-level agency may incorporate the ISTE Standards into their policy documents.

Adaptation of the ISTE Standards

The state borrows elements of the ISTE Standards and incorporates them into their own set of educational technology standards or competencies.

Endorsement of the ISTE Standards

The state encourages districts’ use of the ISTE Standards.

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ISTE Certification in the United States

The state/territory provides a pathway for educators to earn incentives (e.g. state endorsements, CEUs) through the ISTE Certification program.

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ISTE Standards and Certification in Policy Language

Alabama’s Department of Education adapts the ISTE Standards for Students into the state’s digital literacy and computer science framework. See how Shelby County is implementing the standards through Future Ready Librarianship.

Alaska’s state board adapts the ISTE Standards for Students into the state’s digital literacy standards. See how Sitka School District is engaging young students in coding and computational thinking activities.

Connecticut’s state board adopts the ISTE Standards for Students as the state’s education technology standards. The state additionally endorses the ISTE Standards for Educators and ISTE Standards for Education Leaders. See the state’s plan to improve teacher preparation programs using the standards.

Georgia’s Department of Education adapts the ISTE Standards for Students into the state’s K-8 computer science standards. The state’s professional standards commission also adapts the ISTE Standards for Educators into educator preparation rules for instructional technology.

Idaho’s Department of Education adapts the ISTE Standards for Students into the state’s information and communications technology standards. See West Ada School District’s strategy for implementing the standards.

Maryland’s Department of Education ties ISTE Certification for Educators to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. The state also adopts both the ISTE Standards for Students and Educators.

Michigan’s Department of Education adapts the ISTE Standards for Students into the state’s integrated technology competencies. See how Redford Township is promoting student creativity through technology.

Rhode Island’s Department of Education endorses the ISTE Standards for Students, Educators, Leaders, Coaches and Computer Science Educators.

Mississippi’s Department of Education adapts the ISTE Standards for Students into the statewide educational technology guide.

New Hampshire’s state board adopts the ISTE Standards for Educators in the state’s requirements for digital learning specialists.

New Mexico’s Public Education Department adapts the ISTE Standards for Students into its basic computers assessment blueprint.

Nevada’s Department of Education adapts the ISTE Standards for Students into the state’s integrated technology standards. See how Clark County is leveraging ISTE’s Essential Conditions to drive innovation.

North Carolina’s state board adopts the ISTE Standards for Students as the state’s education technology standards. See how Rowan-Salisbury School District is helping schools make better procurement decisions.

Oklahoma’s state board adopts the ISTE Standards for Students as the state’s education technology standards. See how Broken Arrow School District is leveraging open educational resources.

Texas’ state legislature requires all pre-service programs to be aligned to the ISTE Standards for Educators. See Plano Independent School District’s strategy for introducing digital citizenship in their classrooms.

Utah’s state board ties ISTE Certification for Educators to the state’s education technology endorsement.

Vermont’s state board adopts the ISTE Standards for Students as the state’s education technology standards. See how the state’s students are demonstrating the “Innovative Designer” standard.

Washington’s Department of Education adapts the ISTE Standards for Students into the state’s educational technology learning standards. See how Vancouver Public Schools is leading a digital transformation through their school libraries.

Wisconsin's Department of Education adapts the ISTE Standards for Students into the state’s information technology literacy standards. See how Sun Prairie School District is using the standards to curate and vet edtech tools.

Wyoming’s Department of Education adapts the ISTE Standards for Students into its mathematics content and performance standards and digital learning guidelines. The state also ties ISTE Certification for Educators to the state’s education technology endorsement.

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools use the ISTE Standards as their technology standards.

Puerto Rico has adopted the latest iteration of the ISTE Standards for Students.

Guam will update its digital learning standards to align with the latest iteration of the ISTE Standards for Students.