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Common Core State Standards
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Sources for NE State Curriculum Frameworks

Curriculum Standards, New England States
State education departments are currently developing Common Core State Standards, incorporating the Common Core Standards that were accepted by most states in 2010. The links below connect to the state education curriculum standards pages.

New Hampshire 
Rhode Island 

Links to all states that have adopted the Common Core Standards


    Current MA State Standards

    The ELA and Mathematics frameworks are the most recently revised, and incorporate the Common Core State Standards. Links to all Massachusetts frameworks can be found here.

    Common Core State Standards & Assessment

    MCAS Assessments are under revision in response to the new standards; here is a link to the Assessment Transition Plans from DESE.

    The K-12 Center at Education Testing Service has produced many documents, slide shows and videos designed to help educators keep up with the rapid changes taking place as we implement the CCSS. The K-12 booklet, A Step Change in K-12 Testing summarizes each of the assessment consortia members as of 8/2013. A Powerpoint presentation: Update on the PARCC and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia contains detailed designs and implementation guidelinse for the PARCC and Smarter Balanced consortia as of 8/2013. 

    The Curriculum Library has several copies of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks incorporating the Common Core Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards

    The Common Core State Standards InitiativeThe Common Core State Standards, released June 2, 2010, build directly on recent efforts of leading organizations and states that have focused on developing college- and career-ready standards and ensuring these standards are evidence- and research-based and internationally benchmarked to top-performing countries. These core standards represent critical learning targets for literacy and numeracy. Most US states have adopted the CCSS, and are developing curriculum to reflect the new standards.


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