9-12 Learning Results

9-12 Learning Results

This section has been updated to include the new Maine Learning Results, "Parameters for Essential Instruction," which were adopted by the state legislature in 2007. They are presented at the level of Development Standards. The 1997 Performance Indicators have been condensed slightly to conserve space.

The Common Core State Standards were added in November 2012.

Career Preparation  1997
A-2: Skills and abilities required in career options; relate to own skills and abilities.
A-3: Relationship between the changing nature of work and educational requirements.

Career and Educational Development  2007
B1.   Relationships among Learning, Work, the Community, and the Global Economy
B2.   Skills for Individual/Personal Success in the 21st Century
C1.   The Planning Process
C2.   Decision-Making
C3.   Influences on Decision-Making
C4.   Societal Needs and Changes that Influence Workplace Success

Common Core State Standards-English Language Arts 2012

Reading Standards for History/Social Studies

Key Ideas and Details

1.Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources,

  • attending to such features as the date and origin of the information (grades 9-10)
  • connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole (grades 11-12)

3. Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them (grades 9-10)

3. Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain (grades 11-12)

Craft and Structure

4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text…

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

9. Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources (grades 9-10)

9. Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources (grades 11-12)

Writing Standards for History/Social Studies

Text Types and Purposes

2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation

Health and Physical Education  1997
Health Education
D-3: Impact of technology on personal, family, and community health.

Health and Physical Education  2007
I1.   Cooperative Skills

Mathematics  1997
C-1: Effect of variables on results of data collection.
C-2: Predict and draw conclusions: charts, tables, and graphs that summarize data from practical situations.
D-1: Coordinate representations: geometric figures and transformations.
F-2:  Formulas for area, surface area, and volume of figures.

Mathematics  2007
B1. Relationship between precision and accuracy.
B2, 3, 4.  Data Analysis
C1. Justify statements about polygons and solve problems.
C2. Justify statements about circles and solve problems.
C3. Understand and use basic ideas of trigonometry.
C4. Surface area and volume of three-dimensional objects.
D4, 5.  Functions and relations.

Common Core State Standards-Mathematics 2012

Number and Quantity

  • Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems


  • Congruence
  • Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry
  • Circles
  • Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations
  • Geometric Measurement and Dimension
  • Modeling with Geometry

Science and Technology  1997
I-4: How forces affect fluids.
J-1: Observations using appropriate tools and units of measure.
L-3: Appropriate symbols, pictures, diagrams, scale drawings, and models: represent and simplify real-life situations and solve problems.
M-4: Impacts of scientific and technological developments.

Science and Technology  2007
A1.   Systems
A2.   Models
A3.   Constancy and Change
A4.   Scale
B1.   Skills and Traits of Scientific Inquiry
B2.   Skills and Traits of Technological Design
C2.   Understands about Science and Technology
C3.   Science, Technology, and Society
C4.   History and Nature of Science
D4.   Force and Motion

Social Studies  1997
A-1: Major events and people that characterize significant eras in the U. S. and world history.
B-1: Causes and effects of major events in U. S. history; connection to Maine and world history with emphasis on events after 1877.
B-1: Factors which shape places and regions over time.
B-1: Factors that impact  development and distribution of a product.

Social Studies  2007
A1.   Researching and Developing Positions on Current Social Studies Issues
A2.   Making Decisions Using Social Studies Knowledge and Skills
A3.   Taking Action Using Social Studies Knowledge and Skills
C1.   Economic Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns
C2.  Individual, Cultural, International, and Global Connections in Economics
D1.   Geographic Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns
D2.   Individual, Cultural, International, and Global Connections in Geography
E1.   Historical Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns

Visual and Performing Arts  2007
Visual Arts
A1.   Artist’s Purpose
A3.   Media, Tools, Techniques, and Processes
B1.   Media Skills
B2.   Composition Skills
C1.   Application of Creative Process
E1.   The Arts and History of World Cultures
E2.   The Arts and Other Disciplines
E4.  Impact of the Arts on Lifestyle and Career

Grades 9-12