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I would like to find a sorted list of vocabulary that is studied by native students in primary and secondary school in UK or USA, arranged by grade level. Is there any official place to download such a list?

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Things may have changed since I was at school in the 80s/90s -- but I'm sure there was never a "list of words" (other than a general purpose dictionary). One gains one's vocabulary from words that crop up in material you read and hear. –  slim Jan 4 '12 at 15:11
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Welcome to the site, ValidfroM. Unfortunately, these sorts of resource requests have been deemed off-topic for ELU, primarily because it's impossible to keep any answers accurate/relevant over the long run. For your specific question, there really isn't a good answer: there's definitely no "official place" to download anything related to education in the USA, because school curricula are set locally. –  Marthaª Jan 4 '12 at 15:14
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ValidfroM - in short, you'll just have to google for it. 3rd hit (first two are commercial)for 'word lists grade school' is kidzone.ws/dolch. There's nothing 'official' (the school systems are too decentralized to have the resources for that; the state standards are written up somewhere (google for that?) but are fairly vague. –  Mitch Jan 4 '12 at 15:47
    
@Martha: "because it's impossible to keep any answers accurate/relevant over the long run" - if you applied that criterion to Stackoverflow, it would be wiped out in whole because of the rapid pace of technology. Any question/answer has temporal validity attached to it - why do you want to keep things accurate/relevant over the long run - and how long exactly is long run. –  Basel Shishani Aug 10 '12 at 10:46
    
@BaselShishani, actually, just because the technology moves on doesn't mean an answer becomes incorrect. (For example, I still work with classic asp, which means I find myself actively seeking out the answers from two-three years ago, because they're less likely to depend on asp.net or bleeding-edge SQL Server or whatever.) A specialized-resource request like this one, on the other hand, would depend on websites that go obsolete faster than a quart of milk left out on the counter. –  Marthaª Aug 10 '12 at 14:30

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