In Maine, how districts and schools implement standards remains entirely a local decision. Adult education curricula are designed to address standards-based instruction for high school diploma and College Transitions courses. Adult education programs are not required to use these curricula, but the Maine Department of Education has compiled the following resources that educators may find helpful as part of our commitment to supporting Maine's learning community.

Each curriculum is aligned to the revised Maine Learning Results--which have been updated to include the Common Core State Standards--the Quality Curriculum Rubric, the National Reporting System Level Descriptors and the Maine College Transitions course outlines. All curricula designers included learning activities to promote achievement as measured by formal and informal assessments including the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems and the ACCUPLACER®.

Language Arts Curricula

Mathematics Curricula

Curriculum Development Project

The Curriculum Development Project offers resources for directors and teachers as they move to align their curriculum to standards-based education. These materials also provide guidelines that ensure alignment with the guiding principles of adult education in Maine.

Additional Curriculum Resources

Maine educators developed the following resources, which are intended for use in an adult high school completion program, with the exception of the early childhood curriculum.