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Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks

The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks provide teachers, students and families with clear and shared expectations for what all students should know and be able to do at the end of each year. They represent a promise of equitable education for all students. They formalize the expectation that all students in the Commonwealth have access to the same academic content, regardless of their zip code, background, or abilities.

Standards Navigator

The Massachusetts Department of Education learning standards in the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks set expectations for what all students should know and be able to do by the end of each school year. Educators, students, families, and others can use the Standards Navigator to explore the Massachusetts learning standards and find related resources such as student work exemplars, quick reference guides, and definitions of terms.

Family Guides

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts sets expectations, or standards, for what every student will know and be able to do in school. These guides are designed to help you understand those standards and partner with teachers to support your child’s learning. 


Heidi Driscoll, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Staff Development 

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