Framework Identifiers
are composed of a combination of letters and numbers as in the following
example of a Mathematics (M) standard.

Each GLE includes a **bolded **statement called the "stem." Each "stem" is the same or similar across the grades for a given GLE, and is meant to communicate the main curricular and instructional focus of the GLE across the grades. Unbolded text within a GLE indicates the expectations for that given grade-level. Underlined text indicates the concepts and skills that are new to a given grade.

Each GLE is coded for the content strand, grade level, and the GLE “stem” number (e.g., M:F&A:7:3: The “M” stands for mathematics, the “F&A” stands for the Functions and Algebra strand, the “7” indicates a standard for grade 7 to be assessed in the fall of grade 8, and the “3” stands for stem 3 or the 3rd big idea in the Functions and Algebra strand). See the diagram on page 9.

**M**:F&A:7:3 The first code is the frameworks area, which in this example is "M" for mathematics.

M:**F&A**:7:3 The second code represents the Functions and Algebra strand of the math framework.

M:F&A:**7**:3 The third code indicates a standard for grade 7 to be assessed in the fall of grade 8.

M:F&A:7:**3** The fourth code indicates stem 3 -- the 3rd big idea in the Functions and Algebra strand.