The Science standards reflect a new vision for science education that connects scientific knowledge, in authentic ways, to real-world problem solving and innovation. The standards forefront scientific practices that use and go beyond the inquiry process to arrive at reasoned and justifiable rationales for interpretations of phenomena/events.
A Framework for K-12 Science Education, released by the National Research Council (NRC) in July 2011, identifies the key scientific ideas and practices all students should learn by the end of high school.
Recently CDE solicited feedback on the option to extend the implementation timeline only for the science standards. As a result, full implementation of the science standards will take place in the 2021-22 school year. The Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) science assessments will transition to covering the 2020 CAS in science no sooner than the full implementation of the 2020 science CAS.
Focuses on maintaining the nation’s STEM leadership and emphasizes inclusion, diversity, and workforce development.
View information about the adopted 2020 standards.
$10,000.00 grants offer an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultivate their creativity and experience invention.
A resource for identifying and measuring STEM schools and programs.
A guidance document for understanding the requirements for the STEM diploma endorsement.
This is the only electronic, peer-reviewed, open access journal specifically for female middle and high school students.
A contest where middle and high school teachers lead a class of students in the creation of a solution that addresses a need in their community using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Contest applicants will have a chance to win a share of $2 million in Samsung technology* for their school throughout the competition.
Energy Day is Colorado's first FREE family festival showcasing exhibits focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Energy Day will feature exciting exhibits and interactive demonstrations that will teach students and their families about various forms of energy.
If you are new to Colorado or are just interested in learning about the overarching headlines regarding Science education, this one page reference sheet is a good place to begin! Use the navigation links on the right side to read even more about the exciting world of Science education in Colorado!
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