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Science Education

Science Standards

As a result of our department's mission, goals, teaching philosophy and curriculum, the CWU Science Education Department offers additional sources to meet the high science standards that will promote citizens to become scientifically literate. The following sites provide helpful information that are important at both the national and state level.

Washington State has adopted the Next Generation Science Standards and is currently in the process of transferring districts and assessments to these standards.

The K-12 science education framework identifies the key scientific ideas and practices all students should learn by the end of high school.  Its serves as the foundation for the NGSS.

The Washington State K-12 Science Learning Standards were adopted in 2009.  WA is currently in the process of transferring districts and assessments to the NGSS.