Curriculum Framer
Grant WigginsCurriculum Framer is a product conceived and overseen by Grant Wiggins, president of Authentic Education and co-creator of Understanding by Design™.

About Curriculum Framer

What's included in a subscription?

  • unit design tools
  • mapping and reporting tools
  • Access to our collection of over 240 contributed units

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State Standards

With the push in education towards standards based reporting, it is useful to incorporate the appropriate standards in your curriculum design. Curriculum Framer is an excellent tool for aligning and reporting on standard-based design.

Point and Click Access
Standards are selected in our unit template through a point-and-click interface that involves no typing. Designs can fully align the chosen standards to each stage of the the template, revealing the extent of the coverage. Standards reporting is available to each user and administrators have access to subscription wide reports.

Common Core Standards Support
The Common Core Standards Initiative in math and language arts has been nearly unanimously adopted across the United States. Curriculum Framer includes easy access to both subjects. Our search feature allows units which are aligned to the Common Core to be searched by a specific common core standard.

Available State Standards
Standard support isn't limited to the Common Core. Curriculum Framer currently maintains complete state standards for New York and New Jersey. Many other standards are also available - as seen in the drop down below:


If your state's standards are not on the list, we can add them for you! Please see our customizations page for more information.