Illinois and National Standards for All Subject Areas

Illinois Learning Standards

National Science Education Standards present a vision of a scientifically literate populace. They outline what students need to know, understand, and be able to do to be scientifically literate at different grade levels. They describe an educational system in which all students demonstrate high levels of performance, in which teachers are empowered to make the decisions essential for effective learning, in which interlocking communities of teachers and students are focused on learning science, and in which supportive educational programs and systems nurture achievement.

Developing Educational Standards provides an annotated list of Internet sites with K-12 educational standards and curriculum frameworks documents - brought to you by the Putnam Valley Schools, Putnam Valley, New York.

Standards for K-12 Education - developed by the Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL).

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics - provided by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) for Mathematics and Science Education.

The National Science Teachers Association and its Scope, Sequence & Coordination Web site offers science educators and science enthusiasts hundreds of curricular resources derived from A Framework for High School Science Education, an NSTA publication. Explore and create curricula using either the National Science Education Standards Content Areas or NSTA's Scope, Sequence & Coordination Subject Areas as your starting point. Micro-units, composed of labs, readings, and assessments for teachers and students, form a complete curriculum which are available in a portable format which educators may download, print, and use at their leisure.

Project 2061 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is a long-term initiative to reform K-12 education nationwide so that all high school graduates are science literate. SCIENCE is the global weekly of research published by the AAAS.