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Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

STEM Curriculum, Assessment, and Policy Guidance

The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks provide content standards and recommendations for pedagogy, equity, assessment, and professional development. A glossary, selected bibliography and websites are included in the Math and Science Frameworks. STEM works to disseminate, implement, and continually refine the Frameworks and provide high quality standards-based curriculum and assessment that supports the Frameworks. This Office also supports the implementation of benchmark and formative assessments.

Curriculum Frameworks

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Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards Panel
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Curriculum Frameworks Home Page
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2016 Science and Technology/Engineering Framework and Resources
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Resources and Information about the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Mathematics and English Language Arts and Literacy

Curriculum Resources

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Model Curriculum

Assessment

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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
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High School Science and Technology/Engineering MCAS Information
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Mathematics MCAS Transition Plan
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MCAS Question Search
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Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

Policy Guidance

STEM School Building Initiatives

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Massachusetts School Building Authority Science Lab Initiative (recently updated specifications)
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Green Ribbon Schools Award

STEM Policy and Guidelines

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Policy on Dissection and Dissection Alternative Activities

Guidelines for Early Education

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Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences
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Kindergarten Learning Experiences

College and Career Readiness

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Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP)
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MassCore recommendations include four years of Math and three years of a lab-based Science


Last Updated: November 7, 2016
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