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Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Science and Technology/Engineering

In Massachusetts, science education includes life science, physical science, earth and space science, and technology/ engineering. Science is way of knowing and understanding the natural and designed world.

The science and technology/engineering standards are intended to drive engaging, relevant, rigorous, and coherent instruction that emphasizes student mastery of both disciplinary core ideas (concepts) and application of science and engineering practices (skills) to support student readiness for citizenship, college, and careers.

STE Learning Standards

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2016 STE Curriculum Framework (click to view a section of the Framework)
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A Vision of STE Education
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Guiding Principles for Effective STE 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 STE Learning for All Students
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Disciplinary Core Idea Progression Matrix
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Strand Maps of STE 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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STE 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' STE Frameworks Since 1995
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Frequently Asked Questions about the 2016 STE Standards

STE Instructional Resources

Contact the STE Team

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Nicole Scola781-338-3585


Last Updated: February 22, 2018
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