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Science gear STE Learning Standards

In Massachusetts, science education includes life science, physical science, Earth and space science, and technology/engineering. Science is a process of knowing and understanding the natural and designed world through the use of the science and engineering practices.

The Science and Technology/Engineering standards (STE) 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.

The current PK–12 STE framework was approved for use in 2016, with minor revisions made in 2020.

Last Updated: May 18, 2023

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