Science Standards Review Updates


November 9th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – November 6 Update

Science Standards Revision – November 6 Update

On November 6, the Science Standards Revision Working Group continued their work in revising Arizona’s Science Standards and preparing the draft for public comment. A total of 32 Arizona educators participated, representing 3 institutes of higher education and 31 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools. Participants were from 9 Arizona counties: Apache, Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, and Yuma. The next step will be to open the public review process at the December 4th State Board of Education meeting. The draft and survey will be opened following the State Board meeting, and will remain available through January 19th, 2018. We encourage all science educators, parents, students, and community members to review the draft and provide feedback during this upcoming public comments period.

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October 20th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – October 18 Update

Science Standards Revision – October 18 Update
On October 18, the Science Standards Revision Working Group continued their work in revising Arizona’s Science Standards. A total of 28 Arizona educators participated, representing 2 institutes of higher education and 26 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools. Participants were from 8 Arizona counties: Apache, Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, Yavapai, and Yuma.

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October 12th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – October 11 Update

Science Standards Revision – October 11 Update

On October 11, a Parent and Community Focus Group convened to provide feedback on the development of the Science Standards. Thirteen applicants were invited and 6 attended; participants were from 2 Arizona counties: Maricopa and Pima. The feedback from this focus group will be used to inform decisions made by the Science Standards Working Groups later this month as they continue the development of the Science Standards.

We are still accepting applications from K-12 educators, post-secondary science content and science education researchers/instructors and parents and community members to serve on the working groups. New working group members are selected to participate throughout the entire revision process.

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October 11th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – October 10 Update

Science Standards Revision – October 10 Update

On October 2 and 10, a small Science Standards Revision Working Group convened to focus on the high school science standards. The work from this small group will be reviewed by the parent and community focus group and by the full committee later this month. A total of 8 Arizona educators participated, representing 8 districts. Participants were from 2 Arizona counties: Maricopa and Yuma.

We are still accepting applications from K-12 educators, post-secondary science content and science education researchers/instructors and parents and community members to serve on the working groups. New working group members are selected to participate throughout the entire revision process.

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September 8th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – September Update

On September 6, the Science Standards Revision Working Group made great progress in revising Arizona’s Science Standards. A total of 27 Arizona educators participated, representing 2 institutes of higher education, 24 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools and 1 private school. Participants were from 7 Arizona counties: Apache, Graham, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, and Yuma.

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We are still accepting applications from K-12 educators, post-secondary science content and science education researchers/instructors and parents and community members to serve on the working groups. New working group members are selected to participate throughout the entire revision process.

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August 1st, 2017

Parent and Community Volunteers Needed!

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Would you like to get more involved with K-12 Science Education? Apply today to serve as a parent or community volunteer on the K-12 Science Standards Focus Group. The ADE is now accepting applications from parents and community members from across the state that are interested in contributing to the revision of the K-12 Science Standards. The first focus group is scheduled to meet in mid-October.

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July 14th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – July Update

On July 13-14, the Science Standards Revision Working Group convened to continue the process of revising Arizona’s Science Standards. A total of 33 Arizona educators participated, representing 2 institutes of higher education, 31 districts/schools, including 1 charter school and 2 private schools. Participants were from 6 Arizona counties: Gila, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, and Yuma.

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We are still accepting applications from K-12 educators, post-secondary science content and science education researchers/instructors and parents and community members to serve on the working groups. New working group members are selected to participate throughout the entire revision process.

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June 30th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – June Update

On June 28, the Science Standards Revision Working Group convened to continue the process of revising Arizona’s Science Standards. A total of 25 Arizona educators participated, representing 3 institutes of higher education, 20 districts (21 schools), and 1 charter school. Participants were from 5 Arizona counties: Apache, Coconino, Maricopa, Pima, and Yavapai.

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We are still accepting applications from K-12 educators, post-secondary science content and science education researchers/instructors and parents and community members to serve on the working groups. New working group members are selected to participate throughout the entire revision process.

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May 31st, 2017

Science Standards Revision – May Update

On May 31, the Science Standards Revision Working Group convened to continue the process of revising Arizona’s Science Standards. A total of 27 Arizona educators participated, representing 2 institutes of higher education and 25 districts/schools, including 3 charter schools. Participants represented 7 Arizona counties: Apache, Coconino, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, and Pinal.

Applications to serve on parent/community and educator working groups are accepted throughout the entire revision process. Click here for more information or to apply.

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April 28th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – April Update

On April 27, the Science Standards Revision Working Group convened to continue the process of revising Arizona’s Science Standards. A total of 26 Arizona educators participated, representing 1 institute of higher education and 25 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools. Participants represented 7 Arizona counties: Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, and Pinal.

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