BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s superintendent is asking teachers statewide to review academic standards for science, health, early learning and the arts as the process for drafting new benchmarks gets underway.

The process of updating those standards is expected to last until next fall. The standards are measurements of what students are expected to know and be able to do as they progress through elementary, middle and high school.

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is asking teachers who specialize in science, health, the arts or early learning to apply to serve on one of the four content committees that will draft standards. Applications for the positions are on the Department of Public Instruction’s website.