Teaching and Learning
Science - Standards
Science - Standards
Monday, 10 March 2014
Oregon adopts the Next Generation Science Standards as the new Oregon Science Standards!
Standards-based education is the process of basic teaching, learning and assessment that focuses on national, state, and local educational standards. Academic Content Standards are statements of what students are expected to know and be able to do at specified grade levels.
2014 Science Standards
The Oregon State Board of Education adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as the new
Oregon 2014 Science Standards
on March 6, 2014.
2009 Science Content Standards
The Oregon State Board of Education adopted the
2009 Science Academic Content Standards
at their February 20, 2009 meeting.
For information about the instructional materials adoption process, please visit the
web page. If you have further questions related to instructional materials, e-mail
ODE Standards Resources
Glossary of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Terms
The glossary contains definitions for a variety of terms used across program areas.
Science Content Standards Review
The Oregon Department of Education has completed a review and revision of the science content standards. This page contains the timeline and related information that was used for the process.
Standards by Design
Content standards define what all students should know and be able to do. The 2009 science content standards are now available in REAL.
REAL News Connection
Most recent Oregon Department of Education newsletters and subject area resources.
Teaching and Learning Resources
Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
The 6-12 literacy standards for Science and technical Subjects are not meant to replace the content standards in the sciences but rather to supplement them. The emphasis in the literacy standards is for students to learn to read and write in English Language Arts and to further develop reading and writing skills specific to science and technical subjects content.
04/03/2012 (232 KB)
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Academic Content Standards: Creating Consistency across Oregon
12/28/2010 (436.76 KB)
This document describes the history of Oregon's academic content standards and provides information on the connection between Oregon standards and those developed at the national level.
Standards Revision and Adoption Schedule
05/13/2013 (184.10 KB)
This schedule (by content area) includes the most recent adoption date for standards, the anticipated date for the next standards revision, and the contract period for adopted instructional materials with publishers.
National Science Resources
Benchmarks for Science Literacy
The benchmarks in this document published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science are statements of what all students should know or be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the end of grades 2, 5, 8, and 12.
Science Framework for the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress
National Science Education Standards
Common Core/College and Career Readiness - Ed. Specialist, Science/Title II-B Mathematics and Science Partnerships
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