Standards & Instruction - Mathematics

As part of the Maine Department of Education’s commitment to supporting schools in the delivery of effective PK-12 mathematics instructional programs, this page provides links to resources to support implementation of Maine’s mathematic academic standards. How schools implement these standards is entirely a local decision.

Maine’s Mathematics Academic Standards

  • Maine Learning Results: Mathematics. The Mathematics standards in the Maine Learning Results have been updated and adopted as of July 18, 2020 and still continue to include the Common Core State Standards.
  • Maine's Early Learning and Development Standards. These guidelines direct State and local early care and education practitioners’ efforts to improve early childhood professional practice and programs for young children ages three through their entrance into kindergarten. The guidelines also consider the core elements contained in the Maine Learning Results.
  • Core Content Connectors (word document download). The Core Content Connectors [CCCs] are Maine’s alternate achievement standards in mathematics.  These standards are derived from the Common Core State Standards, reduced in complexity and deconstructed into smaller, more accessible steps for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.  The CCCs are the building blocks of Maine’s alternate assessment in mathematics, the MSAA.  For more information about alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS), please contact Jodi Bossio-Smith at: