Friday, June 30, 2017

2017 ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks NOW AVAILABLE!!


We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for English Language Arts and Literacy and for Mathematics are now available in their final form. Please note that these documents have not changed substantively since the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted them in March. Standards have been proofread for typographical errors, guidance material has been copyedited for clarity and consistency, and all content has been reformatted. Each framework is accompanied by a brief “highlights”document, available at the link and also attached here, focusing on the more substantive differences between the 2011 standards and the 2017 ones.

Additional resources supporting implementation of the 2017 frameworks will be released throughout the 2017–2018 academic year. Currently in various stages of development are:
  • Family-friendly summaries of the learning standards for each grade level, to be published in Spanish and English
  • Quick Reference Guides to specific aspects of the revised standards, written and formatted for wide accessibility
  • Updated Writing Standards in Action materials, Model Curriculum Units, and What to Look For observation guides
  • Sets of regional network meetings for school and district personnel, focused on specific subjects and grades
Please note, ESE will not be printing these documents as they are interactive and contain live links.