Grade Band Progression Charts

Since 2018 the AI4K12 Initiative has been developing national guidelines for teaching AI in K-12.  The AI for K-12 guidelines are organized around the 5 Big Ideas in AI. The guidelines define what every student should know about AI and what they should be able to do with it. The guidelines will serve as a framework to assist standards writers and curriculum developers on AI concepts, essential knowledge, and skills by grade band.

The Five Big Ideas in AI

The AI4K12 draft guidelines are organized in grade band progression charts that span K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade bands. 

Three of the five big ideas are currently available for public comment and feedback.

Open for Public Feed
We welcome your feedback. Select the progression chart you are in interested in viewing or select Guidelines in the menu bar. 

Under Development

  • Big Idea 4 – Natural Interaction
  • Big Idea 5 – Societal Impact