Public Law 286 was passed by the Indiana General Assembly in 2013, which creates Indiana Code 20-19-2-14.5 concerning the State Board of Education's responsibility to review Indiana's Academic Standards. This charge specifically mandates the State Board to develop college and career readiness standards for Mathematics and English/Language Arts compliant with state and federal requirements. The State Board of Education adopted new academic standards for Math and English/Language Arts (recommended by the Indiana Department of Education) on April 28, 2014.

Marion Community Schools is implementing curriculum aligned with these new Indiana Academic Standards.