US Standards - Massachusetts

 

Massachusetts State Standards

Subjects
Adoption Date
Grades
Language Arts January 2011 PreK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-10, 11-12
Mathematics January 2011 PreK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12
Science April 2016
2010 (Literacy 6-12)
PreK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-10, 10-12
Social Studies August 2003
2011 (Literacy 6-12)
PreK-K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8-11, 12
Literacy Standards: 6-8, 9-10, 11-12
Health & PE October 1999 PreK-5, 6-8, 9-12
Arts Education October 1999 PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
Early Childhood Education May 2011 (Infants/Toddlers)
April 2003 (Preschool Guidelines)
June 2015 (SED and APL for PreK)
EC1 = Birth-15 months
EC2 = 12-33 month
EC3 & EC = 34 months - Kindergarten
English Language Learners 2012 (WIDA) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Media / Technology June 2016 K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
World Languages August 1999 PreK-4, 5-8, 9-10, 11-12
Offical Standards Name
Subjects
Adoption Date
Grades
Massachusetts Language Arts 2004 Language Arts May 2004 PreK-K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-10, 11-12
Massachusetts Mathematics 2004 Mathematics May 2004 PreK-K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-10, 11-12
Massachusetts Science 2006 Science October 2006 PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 10-12
Massachusetts Technology Literacy 2008 Media / Technology April 2008 K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Massachusetts Assessment Archives

Subjects
Adoption Date
Grades
Language Arts 2011 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10
Mathematics 2011 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10
Science 2011 5, 8 and 9-12 (High School Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Massachusetts Common Core Archive Information

Subjects
Standard Set
Grades
Implementation
Language Arts Massachusetts Curriculum Framework (Incorporating the Common Core State Standards) Language Arts, 2011 K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-10, 11-12 Transition to the 2011 framework at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year
Mathematics Massachusetts Curriculum Framework (Incorporating the Common Core State Standards) Mathematics, 2011 PreK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12 Transition to the 2011 framework at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year
Science Massachusetts Curriculum Framework (Incorporating the Common Core State Standards)  Science, 2011 6-8, 9-10, 11-12 Transition to the 2011 framework at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year
Social Studies Massachusetts Curriculum Framework (Incorporating the Common Core State Standards) Social Studies, 2011 6-8, 9-10, 11-12 Transition to the 2011 framework at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year

 

Massachusetts Common Core Standards were adopted July 21, 2010 by the Massachusetts State Board of Education with full implementation in the 2013-14 school year. The state delayed transition to the Common Core for two years in November 2013. In March of 2017 a bill was introduced to the Senate to withdraw the state from Common Core standards. In 2017 the standards were revised to become unique to Massachusetts.

Related News:
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/09/western_massachusetts_school_d.html
Massachusetts Adopts Revised English Language Arts and Math Standards

Assessment Information:

November 19, 2013, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to conduct a two-year pilot of the PARCC K-12 assessments in Massachusetts. The state participated fully in the first two years of PARCC administration, and will be using PARCC content for much of their 2016-17 state assessments. 

Related News:
Massachusetts Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

 

 

Last Updated: September 2017