The Common Core State Standards Initiative
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort to establish a single set of clear educational standards for English-language arts and mathematics that states can share and voluntarily adopt. These standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to go to college or enter the workforce, and that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of what is expected of them.
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Click here to learn more about the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Professional Development for Better Understanding of the Common Core.
Smarter Balanced Releases Sample Assessment Items and Performance Tasks
A set of sample assessment items and performance tasks are now available online. Developed in collaboration with educators and content experts, the sample items and tasks are meant to help teachers, administrators, and policymakers better understand the Common Core State Standards and prepare for the implementation of the Smarter Balanced assessments.
New Comprehensive Book-Study Approach to Understanding and Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
NoteShare Notebooks containing the complete Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, organized by grade span, have been developed by the Maine DOE to further expand our professional development offerings. These notebooks include links to national resources and professional development activity materials, all embedded within the content of the standards where it is most appropriate. As new resources become available they will be included in these notebooks.
View the notebooks.
Other Mathematics Standards in Maine
The New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)
The New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) provides individual student scores in reading and mathematics for all students in grades 3-8. NECAP assesses the learning of NECAP Grade Level Expectations (GLEs). For more about NECAP, click here.
Maine's 2007 Learning Results
The Maine State Board of Education officially approved Regulation 132, Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction in 2007. The final changes are online in two formats, PDF and RTF (rich text format).
To download the complete document, or view related materials, go to http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/pei/index.html.
Join the Mathematics ListServ
The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance sponsors a listserv for mathematics educators in Maine. Membership in this list connects you with mathematics teachers around the state. Many organizations, including the Maine Department of Education, use the Maine Math ListServ to get information out to teachers. This is a free service, and a great way to stay connected! Click here to join!
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Michele Mailhot / Mathematics Specialist
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
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