College and Career Readiness
IV. Background to the Development of Masscore
The Massachusetts Department of Education and Board of Higher Education, in collaboration with the Governor's Office, established a broadly constituted working committee to advise the Department and Board of Education on identifying a recommend course of study for college and career readiness.
The committee included representation from secondary education, higher education, workforce development, the business community, and other important stakeholders. One of the critical first goals of the committee was to identify the course of study that will prepare high school students for what is expected during their freshman year of college and in the workplace.
On March 27, 2007 the Recommended High School Core Program of Study was introduced to the Massachusetts Board of Education
On November 27, 2007, the Massachusetts Board of Education voted to approve MassCore
Making the Case: Recommended Massachusetts CORE Curriculum
Background Paper: Creating A Massachusetts High School Curriculum For College and Career Readiness
- EMC Meeting, May 22, 2006
- Curriculum for College and Career Readiness Initial Presentation
- Curriculum for College and Career Readiness: National Lessons, Achieve, Inc.
- Shrewsbury Meeting, June 28, 2006
- Curriculum for College and Career Readiness: Defining a High School Course of Study
Materials from November 27, 2007 Board of Education Meeting
- MassCore (Recommended High School Core Program of Studies for College- and Career-Readiness) - Discussion and Vote
Materials from October 23, 2007 Board of Education Meeting
- MassCore (Recommended High School Core Program of Studies for College- and Career-Readiness) - Continuing Discussion
Materials from March 27, 2007 Board of Education Meeting