A Michigan adopted the New Michigan Science Standards in fall of 2015. The last iteration of science standards was created in the 90's. These standards were used as a basis for states to write their own standards. Since that time science education research has compiled A Framework for K-12 Science Education. Based on this research, the Framework provides examples of how performance expectations that are written using all 3 dimensions of science (Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, and Cross Cutting Concepts) can lead to improved student learning. This document was the framework from which the new standards were written.
The K-12 Framework matrix for the Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) and the Crosscutting Concepts (CCC) can be viewed and down loaded here:
- Science and Engineering Practices (SEP)
- NSTA SEP Descriptions
- Crosscutting Concepts (CCC)
- NSTA CCC Descriptions
Pacing Guide Updates: 2018-2019 revised pacing guides are now available under the Pacing Guides tab. There will be no formal district assessment taking place for science units this year.
M-STEP Notes: Spring 2019 MStep will be a full-length pilot. The estimate is that it will take double the length of the time the partial pilot took during Spring 2018.