Mass.gov
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Go to Selected Program Area
Massachusetts State Seal
News School/District Profiles School/District Administration Educator Services Assessment/Accountability Family & Community  
 Become an Educator  Licensure  >  Career Advancement  Teaching/Learning  Educator Preparation  
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

>
 
 
 
 

Curriculum and Instruction

Massachusetts Curriculum Standards

Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
History of Learning Standards in Massachusetts

Implementation Resources

Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
ESE Resources for Implementing the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in 2012-2013
View External Link
National Parent-Teacher Association Guides to Student Success
View External Link
PARCC Releases Initial Set of Item and Task Prototypes
View HTML Page
History of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks Incorporating the Common Core State Standards

Supplementary Resources for the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics

View HTML Page
Resources to Support the Transition to the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics
Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
Making Decisions about Course Sequences and the New Model Algebra I Course
Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
Enhanced High School Pathway to Calculus
Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
Aligning the 2011 Massachusetts Traditional Pathway High School Course Standards and the New PARCC Assessments

Supplementary Additional Common Core Resources for English Language Arts and Literacy

Download PDF Document
Common Core ELA and Literacy Standards
Appendix A: Research Supporting Key Elements of the Standards and Glossary of Key Terms
Download PDF Document
Common Core ELA and Literacy Standards
Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks
Download PDF Document
Common Core ELA and Literacy Standards
Appendix C: Examples of Student Writing

Read more about the development of the Common Core State Standards.

Massachusetts Side-by-Side Comparison Documents

The following documents compare the new standards to the previous standards and are designed to help districts align their curricula, instruction, and assessments to the 2011 standards.

Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
Comparison of the 2011 Massachusetts ELA and Literacy Standards with the standards of the ELA Curriculum Framework (2001) and Supplement (2004)
Download MS EXCEL Document
Comparison of the Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 2011 Massachusetts standards with the standards of the Math Curriculum Framework (2000) and Supplement (2004)
Download MS EXCEL Document
Comparison of the new 2011 mathematics model high school course standards with the high school mathematics course standards in the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Framework (2000).
Download MS EXCEL Document
Comparison of the new 2011 Grade 8 standards with the Algebra I course standards in the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Framework (2000)


Last Updated: May 11, 2016
E-mail this page| Print View| Print Pdf  
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Search · Public Records Requests · Site Index · Policies · Site Info · Contact ESE