There are several state and national standards that help English/language arts teachers design and implement instruction.
In 2016, Oklahoma adopted the Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS) to guide curriculum and instruction. Each of the eight standards encompasses both a reading and a writing component. More information about OAS can be found here.
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has its own set of guidelines written with the International Reading Association. While these do not drive assessments in Oklahoma, they do help English education teacher candidates think about the holistic nature of their field. Click here for more information.