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Minnesota Department of Education, 2018
The goal of the 2018 Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in Physical Education is to develop "physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual: (1) Has learned the skills…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Physical Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fumagalli, Mike – Science Teacher, 2016
Facing state assessments, new standards, and instructional shifts, teachers are often left with the DIY ("do it yourself") version of science teaching. Unfortunately, answering the question "What does quality science instruction look like in the classroom?" is not as easy as watching a few videos online. Fortunately, the EQuIP…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Instructional Material Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Academic Standards
Pasley, Joan D.; Trygstad, Peggy J.; Banilower, Eric R. – Horizon Research, Inc., 2016
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are composed of three intertwined dimensions--disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts--that provide a foundation for what students should know and be able to do at various grade levels. The eight science practices outlined in the NGSS are critical components…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Scientific Principles
Mancevice, Nicole; Herman, Joan L. – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) set the expectation that students will be able to navigate multiple texts, evaluate the claims that authors make, notice and account for any conflicting points of view, and synthesize information as they develop an understanding of a concept or event. CCRS establish these learning expectations, but they do…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Content Area Reading, Lesson Plans, Teaching Guides
Neri, Rebecca; Lozano, Maritza; Chang, Sandy; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
New college and career ready standards (CCRS) have established more rigorous expectations of learning for all learners, including English learner (EL) students, than what was expected in previous standards. A common feature in these new content-area standards, such as the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics and the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Educational Principles