NRC standards for science education

by Steve Ackerman on Jul. 12th, 2010

The National Research Council’s conceptual framework which will guide the development of next generation standards for science education has just been released (today) for public comment.

Here is the link-

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

KelsiDayle's picture
KelsiDayle says:

Thanks for posting this Steve. For those of you interested in commenting on the NRC's proposed standards (K-12 STEM teachers, this especially means you!), please note that the NRC will include a four question-long survey to focus our feedback. However, the survey does not appear to be up quite yet. The NRC urges you to check back within a few days.

In the meantime, aren't you curious as to what those solicited questions will be?? Check it out:

(1) Does the framework identify the most important ideas and practices for K-12 science education and describe them accurately?
(2) Are there any important major areas of science that have been overlooked and are important for ALL students to know?
(3) Are the progressions across grades appropriate?
(4) Is the framework organized in a way that is accessible and understandable?

posted on Tue, 07/13/2010 - 12:43pm
bryan kennedy's picture

I'd really love to see a summary of the issues in here. Steve, did you have a chance to read the report? I did a quick search and was glad to see anthropogenic change talked about in 9-12th grades, but I don't think I'll have an opportunity to read the whole thing.

posted on Tue, 07/13/2010 - 1:59pm

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