Common Core Standards in Maine

Instructor: Laura Melega
Maine has adopted the Common Core Standards for English and math as part of its state standards, known as the Maine Learning Results. Learn how the two standards align and discover resources you can use to master the Common Core curriculum.

Adoption of the Common Core in Maine

While Maine allows teachers from kindergarten to 12th grade to select their own curriculum, instructional materials, and educational resources, the overall student outcomes in English and math must reflect the Common Core Standards for each grade level.

First used by schools in Maine during the 2013-2014 school year, the Common Core Standards have been adopted by 41 other states. Included below is a short summary of the learning goals outlined by the Common Core Standards:

  • Understand complex literary and informational texts
  • Use text-based evidence to answer inquiries
  • Develop vocabulary skills
  • Understand fundamental math concepts
  • Perform mathematical calculations accurately
  • Apply mathematical skills to solve real-world problems

Maine Learning Results and Common Core

Common Core standards for English and math have been integrated into the Maine Learning Results, a set of learning objectives first adopted in 1997. The goal of the Maine Learning Results is to prepare students for adulthood and provide teachers with clear teaching guidelines in eight subject areas:

  • Career & Education Development
  • English Language Arts
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Mathematics
  • Science & Technology
  • Social Studies
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • World Languages

Mastering the Common Core Curriculum offers comprehensive courses aligned with the Common Core Standards in English language arts (ELA) and math for grades 6-12. Available 24/7 in a mobile-friendly format, students can supplement their studies with these courses whenever and wherever it's convenient for them. Teachers can also use the short video lessons and self-checking quizzes to enhance instruction, whether by viewing the materials in class or assigning them as homework. Examples of available courses include:

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