National Sexuality Education Standards Tools

Many states and school districts have used the National Sexual Health Education Standards (NSES) to identify how well their own state or local standards and/or curricula meet the learning objectives set out in the NSES. By mapping state or local standards and/or programs and curricula, school administrators and advocates can identify which topics are currently covered in sex education class by grade level and which are not. The process of mapping state and local standards and/or programs and curricula enables school administrators to supplement their current programs with additional lesson plans to meet more of the learning objectives set out in the NSES. In addition, mapping available programs and curricula against the NSES can help administrators and advocates understand the benefits and limitations of these programs and better identify ways to “stack programs” and /or supplement them with additional lesson plans to meet a greater number of the learning objectives set out in the NSES.

Below are tools to help State and Local Education Agencies and others interested in sexual health education use the NSES to assess and improve the programs and curricula they offer to their students.

Click here to download the National Sexuality Education Standards (NSES) PDF.


Mapping Standards to the NSES

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Click here to download NSES Standards Mapping Template Sample Grades K-2

Click here to download NSES Standards Mapping Template Sample Grades 3-5

Click here to download NSES Standards Mapping Template Sample Grades 6-8

Click here to download NSES Mapping Template Sample Grades 9-12




Curriculum Mapping Tools

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Click here to download NSES Curriculum Mapping Template

Click here to download NSES Curriculum Mapping Tool Grades K-2

Click here to download NSES Curriculum Mapping Tool Grades 3-5

Click here to download NSES Curriculum Mapping Tool Grades 6-8

Click here to download NSES Curriculum Mapping Tool Grades 9-12