The Common Core State Standards

Montessori and the Core Standards – An Initial Alignment and Correlation, completed by Anna Perry, Seton Montessori Institute, and Stacey Edwards, Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), with the help of countless Montessori and Non-Montessori Advocates under the auspices of the Association of Illinois Montessori Schools (AIMS).

Mappings of representative AMI curricula in math and geometry and language to the Common Core State Standards are now available for download from the AMI/USA website. Previously distributed only to AMI members who joined through AMI/USA, the mappings are now available to the Montessori community at large. AMI elementary trainer Phyllis Pottish-Lewis’s white paper on implementation guidelines is also available for download. Each mapping shows for every standard in the Common Core those lessons and materials in the AMI curriculum that address that standard. The mappings were produced over an eighteen-month period by a team of close to fifty AMI-trained teachers, consultants, administrators, and trainers.

Montessori Compass provides a sophisticated and comprehensive alignment to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Developed in collaboration with Tim Seldin and the Montessori Foundation team, this alignment is a robust Montessori Scope & Sequence aligned to the defined Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics from Kindergarten through Grade 6. English Language Arts Standards in Montessori Compass and Mathematic Common Core State Standards in Montessori Compass.