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Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Review of the Science and Technology/Engineering Framework, 2009-2016

The 2016 MA STE Standards are adopted and the Framework is complete. The Department thanks all individuals and groups that provided input, reviewed comments, and suggested edits to the standards. We are grateful for the dedication and expertise of all the educators, scientists, scholars, and other participants who engaged in this endeavor.

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2016 Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Framework
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Frequently Asked Questions regarding the 2016 Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) Standards - April 2016

Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework

STE Curriculum Framework Table of Contents

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A Vision of Science and Technology/Engineering Education
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Guiding Principles for Effective Science and Technology/Engineering Education
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STE Standards
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Science and Engineering Practices Progression Matrix
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Essential Role of Language, Literacy, and Mathematics for Science and Technology/Engineering Learning for All Students
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Disciplinary Core Idea Progression Matrix
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Strand Maps of Science and Technology/Engineering Standards
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The Case for an Integrated Approach for Pre-K-8
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Importance of Science and Engineering in Early Education
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Science and Technology/Engineering Laboratories
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Value of Crosscutting Concepts and Nature of Science in Curriculum
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Relevant Contexts for Teaching Science and Technology/Engineering
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The Value of Out of School Time Programming
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Safety Practices and Legal Requirements
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Dissection and Dissection Alternatives in Science Courses: Policies and Resources for Massachusetts Public Schools
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The Development of Massachusetts' Science and Technology/Engineering Frameworks Since 1995

Resources to Support Implementation of Curriculum and Instruction Aligned to the 2016 STE Standards

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Strand Maps of 2016 MA Science and Technology/Engineering Standards
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Crosswalk of the 2001/2006 STE Standards and 2016 MA STE Standards: Organized by Current Standard - updated 04/15/2016
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Crosswalk of the 2001/2006 STE Standards and 2016 MA STE Standards: Organized by 2016 MA STE Standards - updated 04/15/2016
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STE Model Curriculum Units (aligned to draft revised standards)
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Quality Review Rubrics
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What to Look For Guides
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An Effective Standards-Based K-12 Science and Technology/Engineering Classroom
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Instructional Resources

Implementation Support

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District Collaboration to Support Transition to the 2016 MA Science & Technology/Engineering (STE) Standards Kickoff Event June 14–15, 2016

Science Ambassadors — A cadre of educators, our "Science Ambassadors" are available to assist schools and districts across the state become familiar with the 2016 STE standards and the implications of those for curriculum and instruction. Districts and event organizers can request an Ambassador by emailing scienceambassadors@doe.mass.edu.

District Collaborations — Developing and supporting regional district collaboration networks that will both assist districts in transition planning and encourage districts to share resources and strategies. STEDistrictCollaboration@doe.mass.edu

Questions? Contact mathsciencetech@doe.mass.edu

 

Information on the STE Standards Development Process and other historical documents



Last Updated: May 3, 2016
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