Missouri education officials issue ‘model curriculum’

As Missouri joins other states around the nation in implementing education’s “Common Core Standards,” the state’s Elementary and Secondary department last week released its first “model curriculum as a state-level resource for mathematics and English language arts educators” in the state.

The department reports its first model units represent the first phase of the department’s curriculum project, with the ultimate goal of developing a curriculum in all content areas that align with state and national standards.

Gretchen Guitard, the Jefferson City Public Schools’ assistant superintendent for Staff Services, recently told school board members that statewide testing beginning in 2015 will be based on the new common standards the state board adopted two years ago.

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