As part of its proposal to the U.S. Department of Education, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) committed to developing model content frameworks for mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) to serve as a bridge between the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC assessments.

    PARCC developed the Model Content Frameworks to help: 

    • Inform development of item specifications and blueprints for the PARCC assessments, and
    • Support implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

    The PARCC Model Content Frameworks were developed through a state-led process that included mathematics and ELA/literacy content experts in PARCC member states and members of the Common Core State Standards writing team. Although the primary purpose of the Model Content Frameworks is to provide a frame for the PARCC assessments, they also are voluntary resources to help educators and those developing curricula and instructional materials. Users are advised to have a copy of the Common Core State Standards available for use in conjunction with the Model Content Frameworks.

    The Model Content Frameworks for Mathematics have been updated.

    Download the November 2012 Model Content Frameworks for Mathematics in PDF format.

    PARCC has developed an Overview of the November 2012 Revisions so users can easily see what changes were made.  

    Download the August 2012 PARCC Model Content Frameworks for ELA-Literacy in PDF format.


    Click on the links below to view the grade- and course-level Model Content Frameworks. Please refer back to the full Model Content Frameworks for information about the framework components and about how the frameworks were developed to build coherence across grades. 

    English Language Arts/Literacy


    Grade 3 Grade 3
    Grade 4 Grade 4
    Grade 5 Grade 5
    Grade 6 Grade 6
    Grade 7 Grade 7
    Grade 8 Grade 8
    Grade 9 Algebra I
    Grade 10 Geometry
    Grade 11 Algebra II

    Mathematics I

    Mathematics II

    Mathematics III