Curriculum & Frameworks

Decisions involving the curriculum and materials taught in K-12 schools should be made after thoroughly examining the Curriculum Framework for your local and state school districts. The following are links to the Curriculum Frameworks for Mississippi:

MATHEMATICS:

Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards
The 2014 Mississippi College- and Career- Readiness Standards for Mathematics provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of each grade level and course. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that students need for success in college and careers and to compete in the global economy. ​

Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards Scaffolding Documents
Because of the rigor and depth of the Standards, scaffolding instruction to meet the needs of all learners is essential to individual success. These documents will aid teachers’ understanding of how to teach the Standards through a natural progression of student mastery.

Questar Assessment Blueprints
​Test blueprints contain information about individual tests, including the number of test items and the number of points for each test item. ​Blueprints serve as a guide for test developers to create/select test questions and construct test forms. These guides can be useful resources for teachers as well as they develop their own classroom assessments.

Mississippi Math Resources
The Mississippi Department of Education has provides several other resources for teachers to use to plan effective mathematics instruction. All of these valuable resources are aligned with Mississippi’s current state mathematics standards.​

National Mathematics Standards and Focal Points:
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics provides us with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics as well as Curriculum Focal Points for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics.

Common Core State Standards Initiative:
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.

 

SCIENCE:

Science Curriculum Framework:
This site will provide you with information about the framework as well as other resources for the Science Curriculum Framework, content resources, copies of archived Mississippi Science Spots Newsletter, etc.

National Science Standards:
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) provides us with the National Standards for teaching science. These standards serve as goals for achievement for all members of the science education community.

Common Core State Standards Initiative:
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.