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-3: Relationship between changing nature of work and educational requirements.
C-5: Understanding of workplace safety and human factors in products, services or processes.

Career and Education Development  2007
B1.   Relationships among Learning, Work, the Community, and the Global Economy
B2.   Skills for Individual/Personal Success in the 21st Century
B3.   Education and Career Information
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
A-5: How the environment relates to personal and community health.
D-3: Impact of technology on personal, family, and community health.

Health and Physical Education  2007
A4.   Environment and Personal Health
D2.  Technology and Health

Mathematics  1997
C-2: Predict and draw conclusions from charts, tables, and graphs that summarize data from practical situations.
F-1: Use measurement tools and units appropriately; recognize limitations in precision.
G-1: Create a graph to represent a real-life situation and draw inferences from it.

Mathematics  2007
B2.   Correlation, cause and effect
B3.   Distributions and descriptive statistics
B4.   Random sampling
C4.   Surface area and volume of three-dimensional objects

Common Core State Standards-Mathematics 2012


  • Geometric Measurement and Dimension


  • Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data

Science and Technology  1997
B-4: Impact of human and other activities on type and pace of change in ecosystems.
E-2: How matter is affected by changes in temperature, pressure, and volume.
J-1: Accurate observations using appropriate tools and units of measure.
M-2: Importance of resource management, controlling environmental impacts, and maintaining natural ecosystems.
M-4: Impacts of various 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.  Understandings about Science and Technology
C3.   Science, Technology, and Society
C4.   History and Nature of Science
D2.   Earth
E1.   Biodiversity
E2.   Ecosystems
E5.   Evolution

Social Studies  1997
B-1: Understanding causes/effects of major events in U. S. history; connection to Maine and world history with emphasis on events after 1877.
A-1: Use mapping to answer complex geographic and environmental problems.
B-1: Factors which shape places and regions over time.
B-1: Factors that impact development and distribution of a product.
D-2: Effect on international trade of domestic policies which either encourage or discourage exchange of goods and services.

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
E2.   Individual, Cultural, International, and Global Connections in History

Visual and Performing Arts  1997
A-6: Understanding that the arts are a means of renewal and recreation, as well as an occupational opportunity.

Visual and Performing Arts  2007
E1.  The Arts and History and World Cultures
E2.  The Arts and Other Disciplines