Essential Content for 20-21
Based on research and the progression of the disciplines, the 2020–21 Essential Instructional Content names the priorities in mathematics (K–8), ELA/literacy (K–12), and science (K-12) that should be the focus of instruction for educators in the 2020–21 academic year. These documents and videos provide guidance for the field about content priorities by leveraging the structure and emphases of college- and career-ready mathematics, ELA/literacy, and standards. It is 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 that support all students.
Essential Instructional Content for 2020-2021 Science (K-12) – see video below