Curriculum & Frameworks

Decisions involving the curriculum and materials taught in K-12 schools should be made after thoroughly examining the standards documents for your local school districts and state department of education. The following are links to the Standards Documents for Mississippi:

Mathematics

Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards

The 2016 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 they develop their own classroom assessments.

 

Mississippi Mathematics Resources
The Mississippi Department of Education has provided several other resources for teachers to use in planning effective mathematics instruction. All of these valuable resources are aligned with Mississippi’s current 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 Progressions Documents
http://ime.math.arizona.edu/progressions/

 

Inside Mathematics
http://www.insidemathematics.org/

 

Mississippi Department of Education Training Materials
https://districtaccess.mde.k12.ms.us/commoncore/Training%20Public%20Access/Forms/AllItems.aspx

 

Illustrative Mathematics
http://www.illustrativemathematics.org/

 

Real World Math
http://www.nctm.org/publications/worlds/

 

Illuminations
http://illuminations.nctm.org/

 

Instructional Units (Georgia Department of Education)
https://www.georgiastandards.org/Common-Core/Pages/Math-K-5.aspx

 

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http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=187117#anchor

SCIENCE:

 

Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Science

The 2018 MS College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Science is designed to provide K-12 teachers with a basis for curriculum development. It outlines knowledge students should obtain and the types of skills they should master upon completion of each grade level. (MDE, 2018)

 

Science Curriculum Framework Resources

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.