Groups of North Dakota teachers are working on new draft standards for math and English.
It’s the first step in a process to improve and update those standards, which were adopted six years ago. The two groups met in Bismarck to finish those first drafts.
State school superintendent Kirsten Baesler said when she first announced the rewrite, some teachers had concerns.
"There was an immediate, 'Oh, my gosh -- what does this mean?'" Baesler said. "'We just invested six years of our lesson planning, of our instructional strategies behind these standards.'"