Educational Services Newsletter
MAP assessment information is also available on the school website.
Highlights from April DLC Meeting
- Expectations of what we’re teaching, how standards are organized and taught
- Literacy (how to incorporate in ALL subject areas)
- 21st Century Skills (how to incorporate in ALL subject areas)
- Curricular Mapping / Unit Writing
- Common strategies (sharing & modeling)
- Residue of PD strategies
- Data guided modeling
- Teaching together
- Pacing guides
- Review data and alignment
- Teach & access conceptually
New Science Standards
Members of Iowa’s Science Standards Review Team last month recommended adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards with modifications as Iowa’s new science standards.
The Next Generation Science Standards is the name of science standards developed by 26 states, including Iowa, that all states can consider adopting and adapting to meet their needs. Academic standards represent consistent expectations for what students should know and be able to do from kindergarten through 12th grade.
The Science Standards Review Team’s recommendation was based on the expertise of members and feedback from Iowans gathered through public forums and a statewide survey.
Team members said the Next Generation Science Standards represent an improvement from Iowa’s current science standards for a number of reasons. They reflect more modern practices in science, were developed by experts in a process led by states including Iowa, and include engineering practice - which is important as Iowa grows its commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
Source: Iowa Department of Education