Parent Curriculum Guides

In June 2010, the State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as the new standards for K-12 Mathematics and English Language Arts. Michigan embarked on a standards revision process, starting with the K-8 mathematics and ELA standards that resulted in the Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE). These were intended to lay the framework for the grade level testing in these subject areas required under NCLB. These were followed by GLCE for science and social studies, and by High School Content Expectations (HSCE) for all subject areas. Seven years later the revision cycle continued with Michigan working with other states to build on and refine current state standards that would allow states to work collaboratively to develop a repository of quality resources based on a common set of standards. These standards are the result of that collaboration.

Michigan’s K–12 academic standards serve to outline learning expectations for Michigan’s students and are intended to guide local curriculum development and can be viewed on the Michigan Academic Standards Page.

The K-8th grade guides listed on the National PTA website provide an overview of what your child will learn by grade in both math and English language arts/literacy.