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Subject Matter Experts unpack each standard to craft standards-aligned learning objectives prior to collaborating with instructional designers, curriculum writers and editors to design courses, units, lessons, projects and assessments.

Courses in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, and History/Social Sciences are aligned to the Maine Learning Results and Common Core State Standards.

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Essentials of Mathematics

Essentials of Mathematics

Essentials of Mathematics is a semester-length review of the fundamentals taught in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and Geometry courses and is useful at the high school level for basic skill remediation and/or practice necessary to prepare for a state exam. The course highlights basic mathematical skills through multiple review, practice and sample exam questions. 

Upon successfully completing the course, the student should have mastered the following concepts:

  • Understand and know how to compute and define rational numbers
  • Perform basic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with fractions, decimals, and percent’s
  • Apply basic fundamental rules of exponents as well as scientific notation
  • Be able to construct basic and complex geometric shapes; solve for perimeter, area, surface area, and volume
  • Use inductive and deductive reasoning, conjectures, and estimation necessary to construct a picture, formula or equation needed for analyzing and solving algebraic and geometric word problems involving basic probability and statistical reasoning, scale factor, graphic representation of quantities, and linear systems of equations
  • Solve single variable, absolute value, and linear systems of equations
  • Evaluate, solve, and graph linear functions as well as conceptualize the relationship between the independent and dependent variable of a function
  • Simplify and perform operations with radical expressions and polynomials
  • Understand and know how to apply the slope-intercept form of a line, slope formula, and Pythagorean theorem

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Math
Course Length: Test Prep

Essentials of Language Arts

Essentials of Language Arts

Essentials of Language Arts is a semester-length review of the fundamentals of reading informational and literary texts, and writing a variety of creative and expository compositions. This course is useful at the high school level for basic conceptual and skill remediation, and/or practice necessary to prepare for a state exam.

Upon successfully completing the course, the student should have mastered the following concepts and skills:

Informational Texts

  • Recognize the elements and characteristics of different kinds of informational texts: expository, procedural, persuasive, and literary nonfiction.
  • Navigate, interpret, and evaluate informational texts.
  • Identify and analyze the author’s purpose in a variety of informational texts.
  • Understand and use the conventions of workplace documents and business writing.
  • Distinguish and analyze claims in informational texts (main idea, topics, evidence, etc.).
  • Use knowledge of literal and figurative language and context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words.
  • Understand and analyze the organizational pattern of informational texts.
  • Examine the use of visual elements that support written texts.
  • Draw reasonable inferences from informational texts.
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments.

II. Literary Texts

  • Recognize the elements and characteristics of different literary genres: poetry, drama, and fiction.
  • Recognize and analyze the structure of poetry, drama, and narrative prose.
  • Draw inferences from explicit and implicit information.
  • Identify and analyze elements of literary texts: plot, setting, characterization, theme.
  • Identify and analyze literary devices: imagery, tone, point of view, flashback, foreshadowing, figurative language.
  • Understand the influence of culture, history, and an author’s background on diction, style, and elements of narrative fiction.

III. Writing

  • Understand and apply the writing process.
  • Recognize and compose a clear thesis statement.
  • Recognize and evaluate organizational patterns for an essay.
  • Identify and analyze evidence for relevance to a topic or argument.
  • Understand and use evidence to support claims and arguments.
  • Identify and select meaningful, descriptive, and expressive words.
  • Recognize, use, and evaluate effective grammar, sentence construction, clause coordination, agreement, number, tense, word choice, mechanics, and conventions.
  • Write a business letter.
  • Write a literary analysis.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Test Prep

Probability and Statistics B

Probability and Statistics B

Semester B of Probability and Statistics is designed to give 11th- and 12th-grade students a more in-depth look at statistics and its many applications, with an emphasis on inferential statistics. Students are also introduced to advanced counting techniques as well as probability and its applications.

The semester begins with the concept of sample space, basic probability, and the difference between theoretical and experimental probabilities. A more in-depth look at probability follows, with an emphasis on compound and conditional probabilities.

Students explore normal data distributions and its properties, followed by a look at the standard normal distributions and its usefulness as a probability model for making inferences about a population. The remainder of the semester is devoted to hypothesis testing using various significance tests such as 1- and 2-sample z-tests, 1- and 2-sample t-tests, significance tests involving proportions, and chi-square goodness of fit tests. Hypothesis testing is then put into practice through a variety of real-world of applications and projects.

Each of the five units in Semester B includes twelve lessons and one project. Each lesson has a minimum of thirteen formativeassessment questions to enable students and their teacher to gauge student understanding. Summative assessments include three quizzes in each unit, a test for each unit, and a semester exam covering all five units. Each project uses concepts covered in the unit.

  • Unit 1: Determine theoretical and experimental probabilities using probability rules and determine if two events are independent.
  • Unit 2: Identify mutually exclusive and non-mutually exclusive events, determine binomial probabilities, and calculate expected value.
  • Unit 3: Use permutations and combinations to calculate probabilities and apply the properties of normally distributed data. 
  • Unit 4: Understand the central limit theorem, determine confidence intervals, and use hypothesis testing to compare proportions and means, and to determine the relationship between categorical variables.
  • Unit 5: Distinguish between parametric and non-parametric statistics and apply these concepts to examine topics including health science and market research.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Math
Course Length: Semester

Probability and Statistics A

Probability and Statistics A

Semester A of Probability of Statistics is designed to give 11th- and 12th-grade students an overview of basic concepts of statistics, with an emphasis on descriptive statistics. The semester begins with the key concepts of data, samples, and populations. Students will create visual representations of data sets, such as histograms and bar graphs. Students will describe the central tendency and spread of data for a data set.  Students will look for patterns in a data set and determine models based on those patterns.

Each of the five units includes twelve lessons and one project. Each lesson has a minimum of thirteen formative assessment questions to enable students and their teacher to gauge student understanding. Summative assessments include three quizzes in each unit, a test for each unit, and a semester exam covering all five units. Each project uses concepts covered in the unit.

  • Unit 1: Describe the types of statistics, types of data, types of studies, and sampling methods.
  • Unit 2: Create visual representations of data sets using dot plots, stem-and-leaf displays, scatter plots, and find the model that best represents the data.
  • Unit 3: Describe the central tendency of a data set using various measures.
  • Unit 4: Describe the dispersion of a data set using both numerical measures and visual representations.
  • Unit 5: Apply concepts learned in this lesson to a variety of real world applications.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Math
Course Length: Semester

Probability and Statistics A/B End of Course Review and Test

Probability and Statistics A/B End of Course Review and Test

Unit 1: Probability and Statistics A/B End of Course Review and TestAssignments 

  • Probability and Statistics A/B Course Review
  • Probability and Statistics A/B End of Course Test
  • Alternate Probability and Statistics A/B End of CourseTest*

(*) Indicates alternative assignment

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Math
Course Length: Year

Civics

Civics

This Civics course is designed to give students an overview of   all aspects of U.S. government and what it means to be a U.S. citizen. Students will define civics, politics, and government and then explore the basic principles, purposes, and types of government. Students will take a deeper dive into the foundations of U.S. government by examining the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other amendments. Students will also analyze the three branches of government, federalism, civic rights and liberties, and the role of political parties and interest groups. They will take a global perspective by examining foreign affairs, including U.S. foreign policy, other nation’s political structures and foreign policies, the relationship between the United States and other countries, as well as international organizations. They will examine the meaning of citizenship, including who is a U.S. citizen, how people become citizens, and citizens’ privileges, rights, and responsibilities. Students will also analyze civic participation and civic virtue by studying historical and contemporary examples of how citizens influenced the government.

Each lesson features formative assessments that gauge students’ understanding of the material presented in the lesson. Mid-way and at the end of each unit, there is a summative quiz that covers the content prior to it. At the end of each unit, there is a review lesson before the unit test. In each unit, there are two projects that may require students to conduct research, synthesize information, and write essays. Finally, at the end of the course, there is a final exam.

  • Unit 1: Describe the basic principles, types, and purposes of government with an introduction to the concept of a constitution, the U.S. Constitution, and the structure of federalism
  • Unit 2: Explain the factors that influenced U.S. government and American society with a closer look at government structures at the national, state, and local level, as well as American political culture
  • Unit 3: Examine the three branches of government, how public policy is created, the powers of state and local governments, individual rights, and political parties
  • Unit 4: Analyze foreign affairs, including the U.S. relationship with other nations and global contemporary politics
  • Unit 5: Explain citizenship, the rights of citizens, and civic virtue

State: National
Grade Level: 8
Category: History & Social Sciences
Course Length: Year