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Title: Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative - AMSTI


1
Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative
- AMSTI
  • Robert S. Ricks sricks_at_alsde.edu
  • Robin Nelson rnelson_at_alsde.edu

2
Alabama
  • Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative
  • (AMSTI)
  • www.amsti.org

3
Alabama
  • State Standards Link http//www.alsde.edu/html/se
    ctions/documents.asp?section54sort4footersect
    ions
  • State Science Assessment Link Go to the url
    below, click on Publications and select the
    Alabama Science Assessment (ASA)and the Alabama
    High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE)for
    information on our science assessments.
  • http//www.alsde.edu/html/sections/section_detail.
    asp?section91footersections
  • Wild Card On the AMSTI website you will find
    some lesson plans for grades K-8 Global Learning
    Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)
    and some to Fill In The Holes (FITH) in our state
    course of study.

4
Arizona
  • Lacey Wieser
  • Lacey.wieser_at_azed.gov

5
Arizona
  • Current round of MSP w/ focus on Science and
    Literacy
  • Roll-out 2010 ELA Standard (Common Core) helping
    content teachers understand RST and WHST strands

6
Arizona
  • AZ Science Standard Link http//www.ade.az.gov/sta
    ndards/science/articulated.asp
  • State Science Assessment links http//www.ade.az.
    gov/standards/AIMS/AIMSInformation.asp
  • http//www.ade.az.gov/standards/AIMS/AIMSSupport.a
    sp
  • Science Resource Page (http//www.ade.az.gov/sa/s
    di/science.asp )

7
Arkansas
  • Stephen Brodie (state) stephen.brodie_at_arkansas.g
    ov
  • Catherine Mackey (state) catherine.mackey_at_arkans
    as.gov
  • Bill Fulton (honorary)
  • Dr. Dennis Plyler (associate)

8
ARKANSAS
  • SciKeys 5th Grade, 7th Grade, Biology
  • Focus Inquiry-based 5-E Lesson Modeling
  • http//skfifth.pbworks.com
  • http//skseven.pbworks.com
  • http//skbiology.pbworks.com
  • Content Literacy
  • Collaboration with State Literacy Specialists
  • Science Grade Bands 5-8, 9-12
  • Focus Summarizing, Writing to Learn,
    Questioning, Vocabulary
  • Picture Perfect Science
  • Collaboration with State Literacy Specialists
  • Grades K-6
  • Focus Inquiry-based Science Lessons from Picture
    Books

9
  • State Standards Link http//arkansased.org/educato
    rs/curriculum/frameworks.htmlscience
  • State Science Assessment Link http//arkansased.or
    g/testing/assessment.html
  • State Educational Cooperatives Link
  • http//arkansased.org/about/schools/coops.html

10
California
  • Jim Greco jgreco_at_cde.ca.gov
  • Lisa Fassett lfassett_at_cde.ca.gov
  • Blessing Mupanduki, bmupanduki_at_cde.ca.gov
  • Matt Silberglitt, msilber_at_wested.org
  • Art Sussman, asussma_at_wested.org
  • Deborah L. Tucker, DeborahLT_at_aol.com
  • Rowena Douglas, rdouglas_at_exploratorium.edu

11
California
  • California Mathematics and Science Partnership -
    21 million in Federal funds for research on
    professional development that enhances content
    knowledge and teaching skills of classroom
    teachers in mathematics and science.
    http//www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/ma/camspintrod.asp
  • California Department of Education (CDE) STEM Web
    page Part of the CDE STEM Discussion Group,
    this page provides operational definition and
    resources for STEM in kindergarten through grade
    twelve education. http//www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/s
    temintrod.asp
  • Education and the Environment Initiative A
    legislated initiative on environmental
    literacy/science that includes a K-12th grade
    curriculum comprised of 85 units teaching science
    academic standards. http//www.cde.ca.gov/ci/sc/ee
    /

12
California
  • California Science Standards http//www.cde.ca.gov
    /be/st/ss/ and Science Framework -
    http//www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/documents/sciencefr
    amework.pdf
  • California Standards Test for Science
    Blueprints of science tests. http//www.cde.ca.gov
    /ta/tg/sr/blueprints.asp
  • Science Safety Handbook for California Public
    Schools (update to be posted by June 2011) and
    other resources - http//www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/

13
Colorado
  • Barry Cartwright
  • Cartwright_b_at_cde.state.co.us

14
Colorado
  • Standards Implementation
  • Colorado is following a 4 phase plan
    implementing for our new standards. These
    standards were written with the idea Students
    must actively engage with and think about the big
    ideas of science, not just passively hear or read
    about them.
  • http//www.cde.state.co.us/cdeassess/UAS/Standards
    Implementation.html
  • MSPs
  • This years MSPs focused on elementary science
    and science note booking.
  • http//www.cde.state.co.us/FedPrograms/tii/b.asp

15
Colorado
  • State Standards Link http//www.cde.state.co.us/cd
    eassess/UAS/CoAcademicStandards.html
  • State Science Assessment link http//www.cde.state
    .co.us/cdeassess/documents/csap/csap_frameworks.ht
    ml

16
Connecticut
  • Elizabeth Buttner
  • Elizabeth.buttner_at_ct.gov

17
Connecticut Science Initiatives
  • Guide to Curriculum Standards Each content
    standard unpacked into sequenced unit
    subconcepts and student performance outcomes.
  • Scientific Inquiry Formative Feedback Rubrics
    Narrative descriptors of attributes of Novice,
    Intermediate and Skillful student work in 4
    essential components of scientific inquiry.
  • MSP Instructional Coaching Academies
  • New certification endorsement for Instructional
    Specialist Elementary Mathematics and/or
    Science (effective 2015) http//www.sde.ct.gov/
    sde/lib/sde/pdf/cert/regulations/2015_proposed_reg
    ulations_11-10-2010.pdf

18
Connecticut Resources
  • State Standards Link http//www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp
    /view.asp?a2618q320890
  • State Science Assessment link http//www.sde.ct.go
    v/sde/cwp/view.asp?a2618q320890
  • Connecticut High School Science Safety, Prudent
    Practices and Regulations http//www.sde.ct.gov/s
    de/lib/sde/pdf/curriculum/science/safety/science_s
    afety.pdf
  • Connecticut Middle School Safety, Prudent
    Practices and Regulations http//www.sde.ct.gov/s
    de/lib/sde/pdf/curriculum/science/safety/middlesch
    ool_sciencesafety.pdf

19
  • Tonyea Mead-Education Associate, Science
    tmead_at_doe.k12.de.us
  • April McCrae-Science Assessment Specialist
    amccrae_at_doe.k12.de.us

20
  • Delaware Science Coalition-Statewide professional
    development and materials for k-12 teachers.
  • Delawares Governors Council for STEM- Advise
    the Dept. of Education on issues relating to STEM
    education.
  • High School Professional Movement toward
    integration of STEM, engaging multimedia e-text
    books and technology in grades 9-12th.

21
Insert State Name Here
  • State Standards, State Science Assessment,
    Delaware Science Coalition Link
  • http//www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/staff/ci/conte
    nt_areas/science.shtml

22
District of Columbia
  • Tamara Reavis, Office of the State Superintendent
    of Education,
  • Acting Director for Assessment and
    Accountability, tamara.reavis_at_dc.gov
  • Michael J. Kaspar, Ph.D., Affiliate Member,
    mikekaspar_at_aol.com
  • Alma S. Miller, Affiliate Member,
    milleralma_at_aol.com

23
District of Columbia
  • Initiative 1 Recipient for Race to the Top
    Funding
  • Initiative 2 Catalyst Schools Theme-Based
    Schools for STEM,
  • Arts Integration and World Cultures
  • Initiative 3 Participation in the Sally Ride
    Academy
  • Initiative 4 Statewide Secondary and Elementary
    Science Engineering Fairs
  • Initiative 5 Next Generation of Science Standards

24
District of Columbia
  • State Standards Link -Learning Standards for K-12
  • http//osse.dc.gov/seo/frames.asp?doc/seo/lib/seo
    /DCPS-horiz-science.pdf
  • State Assessment Accountability link
  • http//osse.dc.gov/seo/cwp/view,A,1274,Q,561249,se
    oNav,7C311937C.asp
  • DCPS Common Core Standards link
  • http//dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/IntheClassroom/WhatStud
    entsAreLearning/

25
Florida
  • Latasha Fisher latasha.fisher_at_fldoe.org
  • 325 West Gaines Street
  • Turlington Building Suite 424
  • Tallahassee, FL 32399

26
Florida
  • Increase the percentage of students who are
    performing at or above proficiency in science as
    measured by AP, ACT, Biology end of course exam,
    NAEP, FCAT 2.0 (Grades 5 8), and Voluntary
    Pre-Kindergarten assessment
  • Increase the percentage of high school students
    who enroll in and successfully complete advanced
    and higher level courses in science (AP, IB,
    AICE, Dual Enrollment)
  • Increase the number of students who are
    performing at or above proficiency in science in
    our lowest performing and high needs districts.

27
Florida
  • State Standards Link CPALMS (www.floridastandards.
    org)
  • Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
  • (http//fcat.fldoe.org/)
  • The Florida Center for Research in Science,
    Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    (FCR-STEM)(http//www.fcrstem.org/)

28
Georgia
  • Juan-Carlos Aguilar jaguilar_at_doe.k12.ga.us
  • Amanda Buice abuice_at_doe.k12.ga.us

29
Georgia
  • The State will require that all elementary and
    middle schools make Science their AYP second
    indicator starting with a hold harmless year in
    2011-2012 and with full implementation in the
    2012-2013 school year.
  • Race to the Top Goals
  • Set High Standards and Rigorous Assessments for
    All Leading to College and Career Readiness
  • Encourage Advanced Placement and dual enrollment
    options which allow students to earn college
    credit while still in high school
  • Improve overall condition of teaching and
    learning
  • Effective Support for All Schools, Including
    Turning Around the Lowest-Achieving Schools
  • Promote an aggressive STEM agenda to ensure that
    students are proficient in STEM fields
  • MSP 25 funded grants throughout the state.

30
Georgia
  • Georgia Performance Standards
  • https//www.georgiastandards.org/Standards/Pages/B
    rowseStandards/ScienceStandards.aspx
  • Georgia Science Frameworks
  • https//www.georgiastandards.org/Frameworks/Pages/
    BrowseFrameworks/Science.aspx
  • Georgia Science Resources
  • https//www.georgiastandards.org/resources/pages/V
    ideos/science.aspx
  • Georgia Assessments
  • http//www.gadoe.org/ci_testing.aspx
  • Math Science Partnerships (MSP) Program
  • http//www.gadoe.org/ci_services.aspx?PageReqCISe
    rvMSP
  • Coming Soon.Georgia STEM!

31
Hawaii
  • Derrick Tsuruda (2010 State)
  • Education Specialist, Science
  • derrick_tsuruda_at_notes.k12.hi.us 
  • Colleen Murakami (2010 State)
  • colleen_murakami_at_notes.k12.hi.us
  • Justin Mew (2010 Associate)
  • Justin_mew_at_notes.k12.hi.us 
  • Jeffrey Piontek (2010 Associate)
  • jpiontek_at_hawaiitechacademy.org

32
Hawaii
  • STEM Learning Strategy and Network, one of many
    projects under Race to the Top (RTTT),
    http//hawaiidoereform.org/Hawaii-Race
  • College and Career Ready Diploma Policy 4540,
  • http//graduation.k12.hi.us/
  • Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT),
    http//hqt.k12.hi.us

33
Hawaii
  • State Standards Link
  • http//standardstoolkit.k12.hi.us
  • State Science Assessment link
  • http//sas.sao.k12.hi.us

34
Idaho
  • Scott Smith - Science Coordinator
  • ssmith_at_sde.idaho.gov

35
Idaho
  • i-STEM - Stakeholders action group
  • http//www.sde.idaho.gov/site/istem/
  • ISAS - Idaho Science and Aerospace Academy NASA
  • http//www.sde.idaho.gov/site/science/ISAS/inde
    x.htm

36
Insert State Name Here
  • Standards
  • http//www.sde.idaho.gov/site/content_standards/sc
    ience_standards.htm
  • Assessment
  • http//www.sde.idaho.gov/site/assessment/ISAT/
  • Idaho STEM Pipeline
  • http//www.idahostem.org/

37
Illinois
  • Pam Stanko pstanko_at_isbe.net
  • Gil Downey gdowney_at_isbe.net

38
  • Illinois and PARCC
  • http//www.isbe.net/common_core/pdf/assessment_FAQ
    s.pdf
  • Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnerships
    Program http//www.isbe.net/curriculum/html/math.
    htm
  • Formative Assessment Professional Development
    Program

39
  • Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) - Science
  • http//www.isbe.net/ils/science/standards.htm
  • New ILS / CC Math / ELA
  • http//www.isbe.net/common_core/default.htm
  • State Science Assessments
  • http//isbe.net/assessment
  • Illinois Assessment Frameworks
  • http//www.isbe.net/assessment/IAFIndex.htm

40
Indiana
  • Jenny Hicks, Curriculum, jhicks_at_doe.in.gov
  • Janet Rummel, Assessment, jrummel_at_doe.in.gov

41
Indiana
  • Indiana Science Initiative www.indianascience.org
  • K-8
  • Inquiry based, research developed curriculum
  • Sustained professional development focused on
    science and literacy
  • Modeling Instruction in Chemistry and Physics
    (and developmental work in Biology)
  • http//www.nd.edu/nismec/nismec11.htm

42
Indiana
  • 2010 Academic Standards for Science
  • http//dc.doe.in.gov/Standards/AcademicStandards/P
    rintLibrary/science.shtml
  • http//www.doe.in.gov/assessment/
  • ISTEM Resource Network
  • https//www.istemnetwork.org/

43
Iowa
  • Yvette McCulley
  • Yvette.mcculley_at_iowa.gov

Associate Members Tony Heiting
heitingtony_at_yahoo.com Kathy McKee
kamcjee_at_blankparkzoo.org
Honorary Members Ken Hartman kandshartman_at_mchsi.
com Jack Gerlovich jakel_at_netins.net
44
Iowa
  • STEM State Strategic Plan Roadmap
  • http//iowastem.org
  • Environmental Literacy Plan
  • https//docs.google.com/fileview?id0B5RQqjTweuo6Z
    DExMjVmZmEtMzM5My00ZDExLWJmN2EtYzQ2Njk5MzAzNzAyhl
    en
  • State Science Leadership Team
  • http//sites.google.com/a/iowa.gov/iowa-science-le
    adership/

45
Kentucky
  • Sean Elkins sean.elkins_at_education.ky.gov
  • Karen Kidwell karen.kidwell_at_education.ky.gov
  • Suzann Shaver suzann.shaver_at_education.ky.gov

46
Kentucky
  • New focus on STEM pathways for College and Career
    Readiness.
  • Establishment of regional training networks for
    development of support materials and developing
    assessment literacy in science.
  • Highly Effective Teaching and Learning
    characteristics and support materials
    http//www.education.ky.gov/KDE/InstructionalReso
    urces/HighlyEffectiveTeachingandLearning/Chara
    cteristicsofHighlyEffectiveScienceTeachingan
    dLearning.htm

47
Kentucky
  • KY Program of Studies http//www.education.ky.gov/
    KDE/InstructionalResources/CurriculumDocumentsa
    ndResources/ProgramofStudies/default.htm
  • KY Core Content for Assessment http//www.educatio
    n.ky.gov/KDE/InstructionalResources/CurriculumDo
    cumentsandResources/CoreContentforAssessment/
    CoreContentforAssessment4.1/
  • Science Newsletters
  • http//www.education.ky.gov/KDE/InstructionalReso
    urces/ElementarySchool/Intermediate/Science/Eleme
    ntaryScienceNewsletters.htm (Elementary)
  • http//www.education.ky.gov/KDE/InstructionalReso
    urces/MiddleSchool/Science/MiddleSchoolScience
    Newsletters.htm (Middle)
  • http//www.education.ky.gov/KDE/InstructionalReso
    urces/HighSchool/Science/HighSchoolScienceNews
    letters.htm (High)

48
Louisiana
  • Ann Wilson, Science Program Coordinator, LDOE
    Ann.wilson_at_la.gov
  • Jean May-Brett, MSP Coordinator STEM
    Initiative, LDOE - Jean.May-Brett_at_la.gov
  • Loren Barrios, Elementary Consultant Science,
    LDOE
  • Loren.Barrios_at_la.gov

49
Louisiana Initiatives
  • MSP Twenty 2010-11 Elementary (3rd and 4th
    grade) math and science projects partnering 35
    districts, private schools, 10 IHEs, and nine
    (9) community resource providers .
  • STEM Initiative (http//www.louisianaschools.net/o
    ffices/stem/ )
  • Creating a state-wide STEM Alliance with regional
    hubs - networks of public and private
    partnerships, LEAs, IHEs, businesses and
    foundations and a Superintendents National
    Advisory Circle.
  • End of Course Exams have been developed to
    replace current state Graduate Exit Exams. The
    Biology exam is now operational for science.
    Access assessment guides at http//www.louisianasc
    hools.net/topics/assessment_guides.html .
  • Career-Tech Science Course Curricula have been
    developed for Forensic Science and Food Science .
    These courses count as science units toward
    graduation with a Career Diploma. View at
    http//www.louisianaschools.net/topics/comprehensi
    ve_curriculum.html

50
Louisiana
  • Louisiana Standards as Grade-Level Expectations
    http//www.louisianaschools.net/topics/gle.html
  • Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum Science is
    at http//www.louisianaschools.net/topics/comprehe
    nsive_curriculum.html
  • Science Assessment All state assessments and
    information is found at http//www.louisianaschool
    s.net/testing
  • EAGLE (Enhanced Assessment of Grade-Level
    Expectations) is an online system for formative
    assessment. Access at http//www.louisianaschools.
    net/lde/uploads/14990.pdf

51
Maine
  • Anita Bernhardt
  • anita.bernhardt_at_maine.gov

52
Maine
  • Maine Department of Education Statewide Strategic
    Plan for Science, Technology, Engineering and
    Mathematics (STEM) http//www.maine.gov/education/
    lres/scitech/links.html
  • Maine Environmental Literacy Planhttp//www.maine.
    gov/education/lres/scitech/links.html
  • Longitudinal Data System Informationhttp//www.mai
    ne.gov/education/lds/index.html

53
Maine
  • State Standards http//www.maine.gov/education/lre
    s/scitech/index.html
  • State Science Assessment http//www.maine.gov/educ
    ation/mea/index.htm http//www.maine.gov/education
    /technology/index.htm
  • Maine Learning Technology Initiativehttp//www.mai
    ne.gov/education/technology/index.htm

54
Massachusetts
  • Jacob Foster (jfoster_at_doe.mass.edu)
  • Katie Bowler (cbowler_at_doe.mass.edu)

55
Massachusetts
  • STE Strand Maps and Concept Skill Progressions
    www.doe.mass.edu/omste/review.html
  • Model Curriculum and Curriculum-Embedded
    Performance Assessments (MA Race to the Top)
  • Science and Literacy gathering, using, analyzing
    and presenting evidence in science and literacy
    lessons

56
Massachusetts
  • State STE Standards www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/s
    citech/1006.doc
  • State STE Assessment www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/tdd/sc
    i.html
  • MA STE standards revision information
    www.doe.mass.edu/omste/review.html

57
Michigan
  • Kevin J. Richard, RichardK1_at_Michigan.gov
  • Mozell P. Lang, mozell.lang_at_detroitk12.org

58
Michigan
  • Re-imagining Education (Standards-based, Seat
    time waivers, Virtual learning, S.T.E.M.
    Coalition )
  • Teaching for Learning Framework (77
    research-based elements necessary for effective
    instruction)

  • teachingforlearning.org
  • Science Writing Across the Curriculum (15
    Instructional Learning Strategies 8
    Demonstration Strategies with science specific
    examples)
  • http//www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Science_WA
    C_2_3_264454_7.pdf

59
Michigan
  • Michigan Standards Links
  • General www.Michigan.gov/Science
  • High School - http//www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7
    -140-38924_41644_42814---,00.html
  • K-7 - http//www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-28
    753_38684_28760_49215---,00.html
  • State Science Assessment link
  • General www.Michigan.gov/OEAA
  • High School - http//www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7
    -140-22709_35150---,00.html
  • K-7 - http//www.michigan.gov/mde/0,16
    07,7-140-22709_31168---,00.html

60
Minnesota
  • Dawn Cameron- dawn.cameron_at_state.mn.us
  • John Olson- john.c.olson_at_state.mn.us
  • Jim Wood- jim.wood_at_state.mn.us

61
Minnesota
  • Science Standards adopted in 2010 include Nature
    of Science and Engineering strand
  • Simulations to be added to our online science
    assessment
  • Frameworks for Science Standards will be
    delivered as an interactive website by July
  • Developing a statewide STEM network including
    industries and higher ed

62
Minnesota
  • State Standards Link http//education.state.mn.us/
    MDE/Academic_Excellence/Academic_Standards/Science
    /index.html
  • State Science Assessment link
  • http//education.state.mn.us/MDE/Accountability_Pr
    ograms/Assessment_and_Testing/index.html
  • SciMathMN business/education partnership
    (future Frameworks site)
  • http//www.scimathmn.org

63
Montana
  • Kristen Crawford kcrawford_at_mt.gov
  • Katie Burke kburke_at_helena.k12.mt.us

64
Montana
  • Creation of a statewide STEM plan
  • Development of a Math and Science Partnership Web
    Page to celebrate the work of the state projects
    and to provide educators across the nation with
    information about high-quality, research-based
    professional development models (will go live
    mid-late April, 2011)
  • Development of a Model Curriculum that will
    provide resources such as Science Units of Study
    to teachers throughout the state (will go live
    mid-March, 2011)

65
Montana
  • Montana Content Standards
  • Montana CRT Assessment

66
NEBRASKA
  • Jim Woodland
  • jim.woodland_at_nebraska.gov

67
NEBRASKA
  • KICKS2 Keep Improving Content and Skills in
    Science a MSP state-wide program
    (http//kicks2.org)
  • Science Matters/Building a Presence in Nebraska
    (http//kicks.ishareinfo.org/bap/)
  • Science SCASS (State Collaborative on Assessments
    and
  • Student Standards
  • (http//sciencescass.org)

68
NEBRASKA
  • State Standards Link (http//www.education.ne.gov/
    science/Documents/ArticulatedScienceSinWord.pdf
  • State Science Assessment link (http//www.educatio
    n.ne.gov/assessment/NeSA-Science.htm)
  • Science Olympiad (http//soinc.org)

69
Nevada
  • Richard N. Vineyard
  • rvineyard_at_doe.nv.gov

70
Nevada
  • Nevada STEM Education Coalition
  • Review and revision of Nevada Science Standards
  • Common core state standards

71
Insert State Name Here
  • Nevada Science Standards (www.doe.nv.gov/Standards
    _Science.html)
  • Nevada State Science Assessment
    (nde.doe.nv.gov/Assessment.htm)
  • Nevada STEM Education Coalition
    (www.gatheringgenius.com)

72
New Mexico
  • Mary Jo Daniel (mjdaniel_at_unm.edu)
  • Associate Member

73
New Mexico
  • www.nmstemed.org
  • www.ped.state.nm.us/MathScience/msac.html
  • Math and Science Advisory Council (MSAC)

74
New Mexico
  • State Standards Link http//www.ped.state.nm.us/Ma
    thScience/scienceStandards.html
  • State Science Assessment link http//www.ped.state
    .nm.us/AssessmentAccountability/AssessmentEvaluati
    on/SBA/index.html

75
New York
  • Ann Crotty, Ed.D.
  • acrotty_at_mail.nysed.gov
  • Will Jaacks
  • ajaacks_at_mail.nysed.gov

76
New York
  • Regents Reform Agenda Race to the Top
    http//usny.nysed.gov/rttt/
  • Title II, Part B Mathematics and Science
    Partnerships http//www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/msp
    /home.html
  • Framework for Science Education Next Generation
    Science Standards NYS Learning Standards in
    Science http//www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/sci/scic
    urricupdate2010rttt.pdf

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New York
  • NYSED Science Curriculum and Instruction
    http//www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/sci/home.html
  • NYSED Office of Assessment Policy, Development
    and Administration http//www.p12.nysed.gov/osa/sc
    ience/home.html

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North Carolina
  • Beverly Vance, bvance_at_dpi.state.nc.us
  • Sarah Reives, sreives_at_dpi.state.nc.us
  • Ragan Spain, rspain_at_dpi.state.nc.us

79
North Carolina
  • Revised Science Standards
  • http//www.dpi.state.nc.us/acre/standards/phase1/
  • Instructional Support Toolkit
  • http//www.dpi.state.nc.us/acre/standards/support-
    tools/
  • North Carolinas Race to the
    Top Initiative

80
North Carolina
  • Next Generation Science Assessments
  • http//www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/assessment/
  • NC Formative Assessment Learning Community Online
    Network (NCFALCON)
  • http//center.ncsu.edu/falcon/

81
Ohio
  • Constance Barsky
  • Constance.Barsky_at_ode.state.oh.us
  • Esther Hopkins
  • Esther.Hopkins_at_ode.state.oh.us

82
Ohio
  • Mathematics and Science Partnerships
  • Five science partnerships, Grades 3 through 12
  • 120 hours of content professional development,
    most embedded during the school year
  • Ohio Performance Assessment Project Pilot
  • Grades 11 and 12 Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Rubric developed for scientific inquiry
  • Race to the Top
  • Multiple projects for standards implementation
    with accompanying professional development

83
Ohio
Revised Science Standards and Model Curriculum
http//www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/
ODEDetail.aspx?page3TopicRelationID1705Content
ID76585Content100569
84
Oklahoma
  • Jana Rowland jana_rowland_at_sde.state.ok.us

85
Oklahoma
  • Science Inquiry Institute
  • - Collaborative effort of OKSDE, the Science
    Museum Network and Science Museum Oklahoma to
    provide professional development in science
    inquiry and sustained support throughout the year
  • Math and Science Partnership Grants
  • - Outstanding professional development
    throughout the state with many projects taking
    teachers into the field to experience true
    science research
  • http//sde.state.ok.us/NCLB/TitleIIPartB.html
  • Coalition for the Advancement of Science and Math
    Education in Oklahoma (CASMEO)
  • - Broad-based leadership alliance to enhance
    and revitalize science and math ed in Oklahoma

86
Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS)
    for science
  • sde.state.ok.us/Curriculum/PASS/Subject/scienc
    e.pdf
  • Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests
  • sde.state.ok.us/AcctAssess/core.html
  • Oklahoma Building Academic Vocabulary Resources
  • sde.state.ok.us/Curriculum/BAV/default.html

87
Oregon
  • Cheryl Kleckner cheryl.kleckner_at_state.or.us
  • Leslie Phillips leslie.phillips_at_state.or.us

88
Oregon
  • Oregon STEM Education
  • ODE, business, university, community college,
    informal educator, and K-12 partnership
    developing a STEM Education Framework
  • Intel hosting a STEM College and Career
    Readiness and Student Success Symposium in April
  • Portland STEM Education Center being developed
  • Moving Science Education Forward
  • Regional professional development workshops and
    materials for K-12 science educators to assist in
    implementing the new Oregon Science Standards and
    provide hands-on scientific inquiry and
    engineering design experiences
  • www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id2978

89
Oregon
  • Oregon K-12 Grade Level Science Standards
    www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?2560
  • Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills
    www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id517
  • Scientific Inquiry and Engineering Design
    Resources
  • www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id518
  • Oregon Science Teacher Update
  • www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id1874
  • Resources for Educational Achievement and
    Leadership www.ode.state.or.us/teachlearn/real/

90
  • PENNSYLVANIA
  • PATRICIA L. VATHIS
  • ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY AND ACTING SCIENCE
    CURRICULUM ADVISOR 2
  • pvathis_at_state.pa.us

91
PENNSYLVANIA
  • STANDARDS ALLIGNED SYSTEM (www.pdesas.org)
  • BIOLOGY KEYSTONE MANDATED TEST FRAMEWORK AND
    MODEL CURRICULUM MAPS (www.pdesas.org)
  • REVISED SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
    STANDARDS AND REVISED ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
    STANDARDS

92
PENNSYLVANIA
  • SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
  • ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY (www.pdesas.org clear
    standards tap)
  • PSSA FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLGOY, ENVIRONMENT AND
    ECOLOGY FOR GRADES 4 AND 8 (www.pdesas.org
    assessment tap)
  • KEYSTONE BIOLOGY EXAM END OF COURSE
  • RESOURCES/MATERIALS/LEARMING COMMUNITIES, ETC CAN
    ALL BE FOUND ON OUR SAS WEBSITE

93
Rhode Island
  • Peter J. McLaren
  • Peter.mclaren_at_ride.ri.gov
  • 401-222-8454

94
Rhode Island
  • Building a Strong Foundation MSP
  • http//www.ride.ri.gov/Instruction/mathsci.aspx
  • Rhode Islands Race to the Top Initiative
  • http//www.ride.ri.gov/commissioner/RaceToTheTop/d
    efault.aspx
  • Rhode Islands Model Educator Evaluation System
  • http//www.ride.ri.gov/EducatorQuality/EducatorEva
    luation

95
Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island State Standards Link
  • http//www.ride.ri.gov/Instruction/gle.aspx
  • Rhode Island State Science Assessment link
  • http//www.ride.ri.gov/Division-EEIE/Office_IAC.as
    px
  • Rhode Island Science Resources
  • http//www.ride.ri.gov/Instruction/science.aspx

96
South Carolina
  • Kathy Ortlund, Science Assessment Specialist,
  • Kortlund_at_ed.sc.gov
  • Linda Schoen Giddings, Assessment and Standards,
    lschoen_at_ed.sc.gov, dr_lsg_at_yahoo.com
  • Linda Sinclair, Ret.
  • R

97
South Carolina
  • Biology end-of course to supplant Physical
    Science as state high school test
  • Science Curriculum development in progress

98
South Carolina
  • Science Support Document http//ed.sc.gov/agency/S
    tandards-and-Learning/Academic-Standards/old/cso/s
    tandards/science/sd.html
  • http//ed.sc.gov/agency/Accountability/Assessment/

99
Tennessee The Volunteer State
  • Linda K. Jordan
  • Linda.K.Jordan_at_tn.gov

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  • First To The Top Initiative http//tn.gov/firsttot
    hetop/
  • STEM Innovation Network Initiative
    http//tn.gov/firsttothetop/programs-stem.html

101
Tennessee
  • State Standards Link http//tn.gov/education/curri
    culum.shtml
  • State Science Assessment link http//tn.gov/educat
    ion/assessment/index.shtml
  • http//www.stemresources.com/

102
Texas
  • Kenn Heydrick, Texas Education Agency
  • Director of Science, Kenn.Heydrick_at_tea.state.tx.us
  • Irene Pickhardt, Texas Education Agency
  • Assistant Director of Science, Irene.Pickhardt_at_tea
    .state.tx.us

103
Texas
  • 12 End-of-Course Exams Required for High School
    Graduation
  • Starting in 2011-2012, entering 9th grade
    students will need to meet certain performance
    standards on 12 high school End-of-Course exams,
    including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
    (http//www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/eoc
    /)
  • Statewide Professional Development Opportunities
  • To support K-12 teachers with our new science
    standards (TEKS), Texas is providing ongoing
    professional development. These opportunities
    include the following
  • Chemistry End-of-Course Exam Success (2 1/2 days)
  • Physics End-of-Course Exam Success (2 1/2 days)
  • Follow-up Online Opportunities (http//projectshar
    etexas.org/) on previous face-to-face trainings,
    which include K-12 Science TEKS Overview, Grades
    5-8 Science Academy, and Biology End-of-Course
    Exam Success
  • Project Share
  • Project Share provides an elearning platform to
    support a community of practitioners dedicated to
    improving teaching and learning through an
    interactive and engaging environment.
    (www.projectsharetexas.org/)

104
Texas
  • Science Curriculum Standards Texas Essential
    Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), Beginning in
    2010-2011
  • http//ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112
    /index.html
  • Texas Student Assessment New STAAR Program
  • http//www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/
  • Graduation Plans 4 Years in 4 Core Subjects
  • http//www.tea.state.tx.us/graduation.aspx
  • Texas College and Career Readiness Standards
  • www.thecb.state.tx.us/collegereadiness/TCRS.cfm
  • Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in
    Mathematics and Science Teaching (TRC)
  • http//www.thetrc.org

105
Utah
  • Shannon Buchanan shannon.buchanan_at_schools.utah.g
    ov
  • Kevin King kevin.king_at_schools.utah.gov
  • David Smith david.smith_at_schools.utah.gov
  • Brad Talbert bradford.talbert_at_schools.utah.gov

106
Utah
  • Earth Science Core Curriculum Writing Project
  • Middle School Science Endorsement
  • K-2 Science Core Adoption http//www.schools.utah
    .gov/curr/Sci/elem/documents/K-2ScienceCoreCurricu
    lum_000.pdf
  • Involvement with Common Core task forces to
    ensure the proper implementation of the Literacy
    in Science and Technical Subjects standards.
  • Development of Technology-Enhanced Items for
    state-wide science CRTs
  • Not multiple choice, Java animations, computer
    scored

107
Utah
  • State Standards Link http//www.schools.utah.gov/c
    urr/Sci/default.htm
  • State Science Assessment link http//www.schools.u
    tah.gov/assessment/Criterion-Referenced-Tests/Scie
    nce.aspx
  • Informal Science Education Enhancement (iSEE)
    Partnership - http//www.iseeutah.org/

108
Vermont
  • Pat Fitzsimmons pat.fitzsimmons_at_state.vt.us
  • Gail Hall gail.hall_at_state.vt.us
  • Kathy Renfrew kathy.renfrew_at_state.vt.us

109
Vermont
  • Science and Literacy--Common Core Connections
  • Wiki site https//sites.google.com/site/commoncore
    invermont/
  • Science and Literacy A Natural Fit (grades 3-5)
    http//www.heinemann.com/products/E02127.aspx
  • NECAP Assessment DevelopmentTri-State initiative
    New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
  • http//education.vermont.gov/new/html/pgm_assessme
    nt/necap/resources.html
  • Alternate Assessment in Science
  • http//education.vermont.gov/new/html/pgm_alternat
    e/entry_points.htmlscience

110
Vermont
  • State Standards Link
  • Standards http//education.vermont.gov/new/html/pu
    bs/framework.html
  • Grade Expectations http//education.vermont.gov/ne
    w/html/pgm_curriculum/science/gle.html
  • State Science Assessment link
  • http//education.vermont.gov/new/html/pgm_assessme
    nt/necap/resources.html
  • Other Resources
  • http//education.vermont.gov/new/html/pgm_curricul
    um/science/resources.html

111
Virginia
  • Barb Young
  • Science Specialist
  • Barbara.young_at_doe.virginia.gov

112
Virginia
  • Initiative 1
  • Review and revision of the Virginia Standards of
    Learning and the Curriculum Framework
  • http//www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_
    docs/science/review.shtml
  • Initiative 2
  • Governors Initiatives for Education
  • Virtual Online Providers
  • College Lab Schools
  • Initiative 3
  • Posting of a model cross-curricular unit
    Virginia Animals and their Habitats
  • http//www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/cross-curr
    icular_instruction/science/animals_habitats/index.
    shtml

113
Virginia
  • Current (2003) Virginia Standards of Learning
  • http//www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards
    _docs/science/index.shtml
  • New (2010) Virginia Standards of Learning
  • http//www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards
    _docs/science/review.shtml
  • Virginia Science Assessment link
    http//www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/index.shtml

114
Washington State Office of Superintendent of
Public Instruction
  • Ellen Ebert, Teaching and Learning Science
    Director
  • Cinda Parton, Director of Assessment Development
  • Gilda Wheeler, Program Supervisor, Sustainability
    Science
  • Roy Q. Beven, CS3 Associate Member

115
Washington State
  • Washington State Science Success Framework
  • Developing a 10-year framework for improving
    science education in Washington State
  • End-of-Course Assessment in Biology
    http//www.k12.wa.us/Science/Assessments.aspx
  • Currently in development, scheduled to be a
    graduation requirement for the class of 2013 and
    beyond
  • Washington State Environmental and Sustainability
    Literacy Plan http//www.k12.wa.us/EnvironmentSust
    ainability/default.aspx
  • Developing a statewide plan in response to the
    pending No Child Left Inside federal legislation

116
Washington State
  • State Standards http//www.k12.wa.us/Science/Stan
    dards.aspx
  • State Science Assessment http//www.k12.wa.us/Sci
    ence/Assessments.aspx
  • Join us at the NSTA Area Conference in Seattle
    Dec 8-10, 2011!

117
West Virginia
  • Marty Burke
  • mburke_at_access.k12.wv.us
  • Robin Anglin
  • ranglin_at_access.k12.wv.us

118
West Virginia
  • Science with Inquiry Modules and Problem based
    Learning Experiences SIMPLE K-6
  • Project Based Learning
  • Collections of teacher created Instructional
    Guides, Unit plans, PBLs and Inquiry Lessons
    hosted on Teach 21
  • http//wvde.state.wv.us/teach21

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West Virginia
  • State Standards Link http//wvde.state.wv.us/polic
    ies/
  • Policy 2520.3 -- 21st Century Science K-8 Content
    Standards and Objectives for West Virginia
    Schools (PDF) (Word)
  • Policy 2520.35 -- 21st Century Science 9-12
    Content Standards and Objectives for West
    Virginia Schools (PDF) (Word 2009)
  • State Assessment Accountability
    http//wvde.state.wv.us/oaa/
  • Teach21 http//wvde.state.wv.us/teach21/
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