Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

Educator Resources

Your companion to the standards

Model Content Frameworks are voluntary resources meant to be used as a companion to the Common Core State Standards to help educators and those developing aligned curricula and instructional materials.

The frameworks serve as a bridge between the standards and these tools in a variety of ways, including by clarifying areas of emphasis in each grade and what changes in the standards from one grade to the next. In grades 3 through 11, they served as foundational documents to guide development of the end-of-year tests. PARCC also developed frameworks for grades K-2.

The Model Content Frameworks are neither a curriculum nor a replacement to the standards. Rather, they ought to be used as a companion to the standards, and as a lens through which to analyze and build local curricula.

English Language Arts/Literacy