CPALMS is Florida’s collaborative platform that connects education stakeholders, researchers, subject matter experts, practicing professionals, and professional organizations to Collaborate, Plan, Align, Learn, Motivate, and Share (CPALMS) instructional/educational resources and interactive tools that support standards-driven instruction. CPALMS is Florida’s official source for the standards, course information, assessment information, and serves as the dissemination platform for professional development and digital resources. Some of the existing and planned standards-based tools within CPALMS include: an interactive lesson planning tool, a peer and subject matter expert review process and system, a dynamic and interactive curriculum planning system, an interactive learning progression mapping tool, a formative assessment task builder tool, digital resource recommendation and authoring tools, a differentiated instruction tool, a professional development system, a lesson study support system, and many others. In addition to the CPALMS website, the system disseminates tools and content through mobile applications, email services, SMS, Widgets, an extensive API, and a just-in-time reporting and notification services.

The CPALMS resource collection started in 2010 and currently includes 3,400+ resources with a current average of 100+ new resources per week. What is most unique about CPALMS is the review process that each of these resources go through prior to publishing them on any of the dissemination tools and services. The web-based review process delivers the resource to appropriate peer educators and subject matter experts, matching reviewer expertise with content and intended use of the resource. This rigorous review cycle includes the examination of the resource and its content accuracy, alignment to standards, appropriateness, pedagogy, advertising, ease of use, and many other criteria.

CPALMS is very proud to be a collaborator in the initial design, development, and implementation of the Learning Registry. Initially, all the resource metadata and paradata will be published to the Learning Registry with additional plans to provide tools and services for standards-driven instructional planning and delivery.

CPALMS is developed by the Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (FCR-STEM) at the Florida State University in partnership with educators from all across Florida and the US, Sciberus software development, and many other organizations. Primary funding for CPALMS is provided by the Florida Department of Education and the National Science Foundation


CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course descriptions.

CPALMS is the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course descriptions. It provides access to thousands of standards-aligned, free, and high-quality instructional/educational resources that have been developed specifically for the standards and vetted through our rigorous review process. CPALMS also provides 16 state-of-the-art curriculum planning and professional development apps/tools to help educators effectively implement the standards. CPALMS was built primarily for Florida’s educators but it transformed to a global resource with users from more than 200+ countries and territories around the world. Click on the buttons or watch the video on the left to learn more about the different programs and tools.

It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, administrator, parent, or anyone else. CPALMS’s instructional and educational resources are available to you completely FREE of charge.

The information and tools are available for all the subjects but our resource development programs are currently focused on mathematics, English language arts, and science.


CPALMS was created by the Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (FCR-STEM) at the FSU. Our diverse team includes scientists, engineers, mathematicians, English specialists, curriculum development experts, software development specialists, and many more. We are very proud that we have supported thousands of educators in the different resource development programs. Our software development partner is Sciberus, Inc.

Funding partners

CPALMS would not have been possible without funding from: Florida Department of EducationNational Science Foundation, Florida Legislature, and FCR-STEM.