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.The National Science Education Standards details what students across the nation are expected to understand about science. These standards are to help align curriculum, instruction, and assessment at a national level to provide a strong science background for all students.The K-12 science education framework identifies the key scientific ideas and practices all students should learn by the end of high school. It will serve as the foundation for new K-12 science education standards, which will be developed by a group of states to replace the National Science Education Standards issued in 1996The Washington State K-12 Science Standards is a detailed document describing what all students are expected to know and be able to do at each level of our educational system in the area of science. The purpose of these standards is to provide strong support for students, parents, teachers, and the broader community by guiding the alignment of the school curriculum, instruction, and assessment at local and state levels.