Schools across the State in 2013-14 have implemented Maryland's College and Career-Ready Standards. These standards incorporate the Common Core State Standards. Maryland was one of the first states to adopt the standards in English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics. The Maryland State Board of Education adopted the standards by unanimous vote in June 2010.
The Common Core State Standards initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governor's Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. These rigorous education standards establish a set of shared goals and expectations for what students should understand and be able to do in grades K-12 in order to be prepared for success in college and the workplace. The standards are research and evidence based and internationally benchmarked. They have been voluntarily adopted by a total of 45 states and the District of Columbia. Maryland calls these standards the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards. Maryland also added Pre-K standards.
Click here to access the Common Core State Standards website for specific curriculum questions: http://mdk12.org/instruction/commoncore/index.html