School Improvement in Maryland

Standards: PK-8

State Curriculum

The State Curriculum is the document that identifies the Maryland Content Standards and aligns them with the Maryland Assessment Program. The curriculum documents are formatted so that each begins with content standards or broad, measurable statements about what students should know and be able to do. Indicator statements provide the next level of specificity and begin to narrow the focus for teachers. Finally, the objectives provide teachers with very clear information about what specific learning should occur. When the objective is tested on the Maryland State Mathematics and Reading Assessments, it will be followed by an assessment limit.

The 'State Curriculum Toolkit' provides additional resources for understanding and teaching the content standards.

Reading/English Language Arts

PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
* Algebra/Data Analysis
* Algebra II [pdf 103k]
* Geometry

* The Algebra/Data Analysis and Geometry courses may be taken by middle school students after completing the PK-8 curriculum. Middle school students who take the Algebra/Data Analysis course would also take the Algebra/Data Analysis High School Assessment for their graduation requirement.


PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
* Biology [pdf 310k]

Social Studies

PK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Fine Arts
Physical Education
World Languages
English Language Proficiency
Technology Education
MD Technology Literacy Standards for Students
— (Computer Literacy Skills)
School Library Media
Personal Financial Literacy Education