Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Next generation of Science Standards

The next generation of science standards is coming. Around the beginning of 2013 the standards will be released. The first public draft will be released soon. At the DPI STEM meeting today, we got a sneak peak at one of the pages – it is quite a change. The new standards bring together the content, cross cutting concepts, and practice of science and engineering. Some notes: 44 standards K-12, grade specific standards for grades K-5, no-grade specific standards from 6 to 12. The new standards are not to be anything like the old. The description is that they will marry and integrate the content in a pedagogically coherent way: all start with practice, then go to content, then go across concepts. All of the new science standards are related horizontally, vertically, and with the Common Core.

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