UPDATED 10/12/22

Curriculum Family Guides

These family-friendly guides created by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will give you information about what your student will know and be able to do before, during, and after each grade-level. 


For access to our Curricular Programs please use the appropriate links below to navigate:

Curriculum Cycle and Professional Development Links

Massachusetts Curriculum Framework

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.


Guidebook for Inclusive Practice

Created by Massachusetts educators, this Guidebook includes tools for districts, schools, and educators that are aligned to the MA Educator Evaluation Framework and promote evidence-based best practices for inclusion following the principles of Universal Design for Learning, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, and Social and Emotional Learning.



Equity and Diversity Resources