Thursday, April 26, 2012
Common Core Science, Social Studies, and DLM
As you are aware, we have new Common Core Standards in English Language Arts/Reading (ELA) and Mathematics (Math) which are quasi-national standards. It has been announced that the Science standards will be in draft format sometime during this year; word from DPI is to expect it in late fall or early winter - I have seen rough sketches of parts of the draft and it looks to be very well done. In addition, Social Studies is close behind; DPI has stated to expect those draft standards as early as the winter of 2013.
The following is a DPI slide show on the overview of these issues.