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Last Updated: 09/12/2014


ELA/Literacy & Math Curriculum Frameworks

In March 2011, The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the new ELA/Literacy & Math Curriculum Frameworks Incorporating the Common Core State Standards. This is an unprecedented time in American education, when more than 40 states, including Massachusetts, have adopted Common Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. As the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education begins to implement the new standards over the next three years, this will impact how the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) will make the transition to testing the new standards as well. The state has prepared guidelines, some of which are posted for your reference below.

As the Hanover Public Schools transitions to incorporating the Common Core standards in its curriculum, the grade level curriculum maps will also be updated. Renovations will be made to the website as updates occur, so expect to see changes as implementation occurs. Please bear with us as we begin implementing the new ELA/Literacy and math curriculum frameworks.

Please refer to the links below from the Massachusetts DESE to help guide you through the transition process. All of these materials and more are available on the MA DESE website.

DESE Resources for ELA/Literacy & Math Curriculum Frameworks
MCAS Assessment Transition Plan
Curriculum Frameworks
Massachusetts Side-by-Side Comparison (Crosswalks)
Supplementary Additional Common Core Resources for English Language Arts and Literacy
Supplementary Additional Common Core Resources for Mathematics
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

For more information about the Common Core, please refer to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education web site

Contact K-8 Director of Teaching and Learning

Deborah St. Ives
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Phone: 781-878-7228
Fax: 781-878-1968

Mailing Address
Hanover Public Schools
188 Broadway
Hanover, MA 02339