Great Expectations Learning Guides

Information to assist in student learning, including curriculum and instruction, student assessments, and homework aids

The Department of Education has developed guides for each grade, K-8, entitled "Great Expectations, Partnering for your child's future," describing what children should know by the end of each school year. The guides lay out in parent-friendly language the major elements of what children are learning--particularly in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, which are the focus of these guides.

Click on each grade to view the guides.

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

The guides are available in nine languages (English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Korean and Haitian Creole). Click here to view the guides in other languages.