The content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education were designed in order to support student success and achievement by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students need to acquire at each grade level.
"A now-preferred synonym for subject
or subject area
among educators, content area
refers to a defined domain of knowledge and skill in an academic program. The most common content areas in public schools are English (or English language arts), mathematics, science, and social studies (or history and civics). In some cases, traditional content areas may be combined or blended, as with humanities (typically a blend of English and social studies), the fine and performing arts (a blend of visual art, dance, music, and theater), or STEM (Education Reform for Journalists, Parents, and Community Members)