MN P-20 Education Partnership

Science Standards Working Group

Charge Statement

The Science Standards Working Group should develop broad recommendations for strengthening and enhancing Minnesota’s K-12 academic standards in science.  The working group should seek to promote alignment between Minnesota’s K-12 science standards and:  (a) the science readiness expectations of postsecondary institutions in Minnesota and around the country, and (b) recognized national and international science education frameworks. 

Guiding Questions

  1. Do Minnesota’s K-12 standards in science reflect the science readiness expectations of postsecondary institutions in Minnesota and around the country? 
  2. How closely are Minnesota’s K-12 standards in science aligned with recognized national frameworks developed by scientific organizations and science educators?
  3. What changes would need to be made in Minnesota’s K-12 science standards to improve alignment with the readiness expectations of postsecondary institutions and national and international science education frameworks?

Working Group Co-Chairs

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