Middle School (6-8) Standards
- 1 Purpose
- 2 Standards by subject and grade level (regardless of country/state)
- 3 Resources
- 3.1 Curriculum Materials from Various Sources
- 3.2 State Departments of Education Without a Published Curriculum That We Could Find
- 3.3 Accredited Commercial Curricula
- 3.4 Other Curriculum Links
- 3.5 University Open Courseware
The purpose of this page is to describe international standards for Middle School Education (6th-8th Grades) by pulling together resources from across the web and also link to resources such as curricula and individual lessons.
The goal is to lay out a map of knowledge to let parents, teachers, and students know what students should learn and to help them know whether the students learned it. Perhaps this will lead to a fully free and online curriculum.
Multiple sources of curricula will be allowed here because there are differing ideas about what should be learned at various levels, and different perceived needs in different states and different countries.
Information on standardized tests/college entrance tests might also be referenced (if distinguished from institutional standards).
Standards by subject and grade level (regardless of country/state)
Curriculum Materials from Various Sources
We only include links here to educational institutions that provide substantial details about their curriculum. Particular attention is paid to the license on the materials because the intent is to copy, remix, and republish the material. Information from Non-Free sources may be used, studied, and referred to, but they may not be copied and/or modified.
Standards from different countries are also welcome for integration.
For interest's sake, here is a ranking of public schools by state to possibly help us prioritize our search for curriculum materials.
Liberal Sources (Free for Non-Commercial Use or possibly other purposes)
- Common Core State Standards Initiative - 45/50 U.S. States have adopted - License: © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.
- Massachusetts Department of Education - Curriculum/Standards - License: © 2011 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Permission is hereby granted to copy any or all parts of this document for non-commercial educational purposes. Please credit the “Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.”
Sources With Unknown Restrictions
- New Hampshire Department of Education - Common Core State Standards, Curriculum, Curriculum Frameworks - License: unknown
- Louisiana Department of Education - Comprehensive Curriculum, Access Guide - License: unknown
Restrictive Sources (Non-Free)
- Minnesota Department of Education - Standards, (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies - License: Personal use of materials contained in the MDE Internet Web Site is permitted. Duplication, reproduction, manipulation, or derivation, whether commercial or otherwise, for commercial gain is prohibited without the express written consent of MDE.
- achieve.org - Standards, Common Core State Standards Initiative, English and Math Standards - License: Impermissible Uses. The following are prohibited uses of the Common Core State Standards: (a) revising, including editing
Commercial Sources, Presumed Non-Free
- Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Schools - Elementary Curriculum, High School Curriculum
- Complete Curriculum - Language Arts (all grades), Math (all grades), Science (all grades), Social Studies (all grades) - Includes 180 daily lessons per grade in each of 4 main academic streams: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Commercial, but very inexpensive. This seems like a model of simplicity in that it is organized into 180 separate packets with everything necessary (text, exercises, etc.) for one day's worth of work.
State Departments of Education Without a Published Curriculum That We Could Find
Accredited Commercial Curricula
- http://www.abeka.com/ - A seller of an *accredited* grade school curriculum for use in private schools or in home schooling.
Other Curriculum Links
- http://www.nongnu.org/fcp/ - Free Curriculum Project. Good idea. This project has a long way to go though.