2020–21 Priority Instructional Content in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics

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These documents name instructional content priorities in mathematics (K–8, high school) and ELA/literacy (K–12) for the 2020–21 academic year. They provide guidance for the field about the content priorities by leveraging the structure and emphases of college- and career-ready mathematics and ELA/literacy standards. They are intended to help publishers, other designers of instructional materials, and instructional leaders find new efficiencies in the curriculum that are critical for the unique challenges that have resulted from school closures and anticipated disruptions in the year ahead, keeping at the forefront principles of equitable instruction.

All of the guidance is designed to support planning and decision making. Due to the structural differences between the grade-specific (K-8 mathematics, K-12 ELA/literacy) and course-specific (high school mathematics) guidance, the high school mathematics resource was developed separately. The high school mathematics content was designed in close partnership with Asia Franks and Jaliyla Fraser.