History/S.S. and Science - Teachers' Guides to PARCC Model Content Framework (ISBE)

Intended Audience:

Teachers, Curriculum Coordinators, School/District Administration


The Model Content Frameworks are designed with the following purposes in mind:

  1. Supporting implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and
  2. Informing the development of item specifications and blueprints for the PARCC assessments in grades 3–8 and high school.

The Teachers' Guides were developed from Model Content Frameworks, which are voluntary resources offered by PARCC to help curriculum developers and teachers as they work to implement the standards in their states and districts. The Model Content Frameworks offer one way of organizing the standards- in this instance into quarterly modules. Equally successful models could be based around semesters, trimesters or other school schedules. Model Content Frameworks allow educators the flexibility to organize the content within the modules in any way that suits their purposes.

Suggested Use for these Documents:

  1. District/school leadership may use this document to help direct teachers with curriculum development.
  2. District/school leadership may distribute this document to teachers to provide direction for curriculum development.

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