Educational standards are the objectives for what students have learned by the end of each course, grade level, or other defined time span. These standards, like Common Core, are not a curriculum or particular teaching practice. Local communities and educators choose their own curricula and method of instruction.
ConnectingSTEM brings the national standards from multiple STEM disciplines if available and the state standards where they differ. We are working to bring a searchable database for all state and national standards together for all educators, researchers, and instructional designers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Standards for Technological Literacy
Revised in 2007, The Standards for Technological Literacy (STL) includes content standards for the study of technology in Grades K-12. It represents what every person should know and be able to do in order to be technologically literate. This document is designed for anyone who will be developing standards-based curricula as well as the technology education community at large because of its comprehensive treatment of the study of technology.
The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live. Forty-one states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have voluntarily adopted and are moving forward with the Common Core.
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K–12 science content standards. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The NGSS were developed by states to improve science education for all students.
A goal for developing the NGSS was to create a set of research-based, up-to-date K–12 science standards. These standards give local educators the flexibility to design classroom learning experiences that stimulate students’ interests in science and prepares them for college, careers, and citizenship.
The ISTE Standards are a framework for students, educators, administrators, coaches and computer science educators to rethink education and create innovative learning environments. The standards are helping educators and education leaders worldwide re-engineer schools and classrooms for digital age learning, no matter where they are on the journey to effective edtech integration.