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ChesSIE and the Chesapeake Bay Program support standards-based education. To help facilitate web-based learning in the classroom, we designated the sites that support state-specific and national standards with icons. These sites that outline the standards are marked with a ribbon labeled for the appropriate state or national standards. To learn more about the national standards or the standards specific to your state, please look below.

supports National Science Education StandardsNational Science Education Standards
The content standards presented on this site outline what students should know, understand, and be able to do in natural science. The content standards are a complete set of outcomes for students; they do not prescribe a curriculum. This introduction sets the framework for the content standards by describing the categories of the content standards with a rationale for each category, the form of the standards, the criteria used to select the standards, and some advice for using the science content standards.

Benchmarks for Science Literacy
The benchmarks specify how students should progress toward science literacy, recommending what they should know and be able to do by the time they reach certain grade levels. The benchmarks are arranged by themes; consult benchmark section 5, the Living Environment.

supports Delaware science content standardsDelaware Science Content Standards
The science standards are presented as a K-12, (13 year) curriculum framework. The primary intent is to encourage study and participation by all students and the building of capacity for life-long learning. Current requirements in science are completed by the end of the sophomore year.

supports D.C. public schools curriculumDistrict of Columbia Public Schools Learning Standards
D.C. Public Schools is now a standards-based system, which means that standards have been set for teacher performance, principal performance and student performance. Content standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject.

supports Maryland state content standards for scienceMaryland Voluntary State Curriculum
The Voluntary State Curriculum defines what students should know and be able to do at each grade level Pre-K through 8 in four content areas: Mathematics, Reading/English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.

supports Maryland state content standards for scienceHow do we test what students have learned? (Assessment for Grades 9-12)
The Maryland High School Assessments are currently being developed to test a student's knowledge of the Core Learning Goals and will be given as end-of-course exams in English I, government, algebra/data analysis, geometry, and biology.

supports Pennsylvania academic standards for science and technologyPennsylvania Academic Standards for Science and Technology (pdf)
These standards describe what students should know and be able to do by the end of 4th, 7th, 10th, and 12th grade. Also, these standards reflect the increasing complexity and sophistication that students are expected to achieve as they progress through school.

supports Virginia science standards of learningVirginia Science Standards of Learning (pdf)
This link outlines the science standards of learning for Virginia public schools and reflects the changes made in 2003.

Virginia Science Standards of Learning
This page from the Commonwealth of Knowledge includes all of the SOL's and links to correlated lesson plans.



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