Essential Elements with Michigan Range of Complexity

The following documents are Michigan's draft alternate content standards for ELA and Mathematics (replacing the Extended Grade Level Content Expectations and Extended High School Content Expectations in ELA and Mathematics).

The documents:

  • Assist educators in understanding the links between the general assessment content standards and the Essential Elements.

  • Provide the most current drafts of the Michigan Range of Complexity, which outlines how the skills associated with each target Essential Element (that will be measured as "state assessable") is to be assessed using the three levels of MI-Access.

    • High Range of Complexity will be measured using MI-Access Functional Independence

    • Medium Range of Complexity will be measured using MI-Access Supported Independence

    • Low Range of Complexity will be measured using MI-Access Participation

  • Provide educators:

    • a full scope of the Essential Elements and Range of Complexity for both long term planning

    • a resource in planning for instruction

Draft Alternate Standards for English Language Arts

Kindergarten ELA Essential Elements

Grade 1 ELA Essential Elements                            Grade 2 ELA Essential Elements

Grade 3 ELA Essential Elements                            Grade 7 ELA Essential Elements   

Grade 4 ELA Essential Elements                            Grade 8 ELA Essential Elements

Grade 5 ELA Essential Elements                            Grade 9-10 ELA Essential Elements

Grade 6 ELA Essential Elements                              Grade 11 ELA Essential Elements                     

Grade 12 ELA Essential Elements


Draft Alternate Standards for Mathematics

Kindergarten Mathematics Essential Elements      

Grade 1 Mathematics Essential Elements              Grade 2 Mathematics Essential Elements

Grade 3 Mathematics Essential Elements              Grade 7 Mathematics Essential Elements             

Grade 4 Mathematics Essential Elements              Grade 8 Mathematics Essential Elements

Grade 5 Mathematics Essential Elements              Grade 9 Mathematics Essential Elements

Grade 6 Mathematics Essential Elements              Grade 10 Mathematics Essential Elements

Grade 11-12 Mathematics Essential Elements


Comprehensive DLM Essential Elements

DLM Essential Elements for ELA 

DLM Essential Elements for Math