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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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Frequently Asked Questions about the 2016 STE Standards
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Transition Plan for MCAS STE Tests

Below is information regarding the "overlapping" standards from the 2001/06 and 2016 Science and Tech/Eng standards that will be assessed on the 2018 MCAS Grade 5 and Grade 8 STE tests. The 2018 test will consist of items that align to both sets of standards. The focus of the test questions will be on the overlapping content and skills between the two sets of standards. The 2017 test will be based on the 2001/06 STE standards.

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"Overlapping" Science and Technology/Engineering Standards that May Be Assessed on the 2018 MCAS Grades 5 STE Test
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"Overlapping" Science and Technology/Engineering Standards that May Be Assessed on the 2018 MCAS Grades 8 STE Test

STE Instructional Resources


Contact the STE Team

NamePhone Number
Nicole Scola781-338-3585
Hillary Paul Metcalf781-338-3540
Alicia Wedderburn781-338-3506

 
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