Monday, February 1, 2016

New Massachusetts Science Standards Approved

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted on January 26th to adopt the 2016 Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) Standards. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) would like to thank all individuals and groups that provided input, reviewed comments, and suggested edits to the standards. DESE is grateful for the dedication and expertise of all the educators, scientists, scholars, and other participants who engaged in this endeavor. The Board of Early Education and Care (EEC) is scheduled to vote on the adoption of the Pre-Kindergarten STE standards on February 9th. DESE is expected to publish and post the completed 2016 STE Curriculum Framework, including the standards and a variety of additional guidance and supporting materials, in the early spring.

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