Educators need a guide defining student learning objectives, they need a tool to help them in planning and implementing instruction and assessment, and there needs to be a form of measurement to ensure they provide learning opportunities that will allow students to reach targeted goals. Teachers need a way to communicate expectations and student progression to their parents. There also needs to be accountability for teachers to maintain an acceptable level of quality in education
State standards provide clear requirements to be met by schools, teachers, and students. They spell out what students are expected to learn in each subject at each grade level. They enable teachers to prepare instruction with consistent expectations for students, which improves their opportunity for success. They help teachers share clear targeted measures for growth with parents. State standards consider cultural, and geographical diversity of their specific state.