Massachusetts 2016 Science Standards

Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Standards


There is no doubt that science and, therefore, science education is central to the lives of all Americans. Never before has our world been so complex and science knowledge so critical to making sense of it all. When comprehending current events, choosing and using technology, or making informed decisions about one’s healthcare, science understanding is key. Science is also at the heart of the United States’ ability to continue to innovate, lead, and create the jobs of the future. All students whether they become technicians in a hospital, workers in a high tech manufacturing facility, or Ph.D. researchers must have a solid K-12 science education. Through a collaborative, state-led process, new K-12 science standards have been developed that are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.


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