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Michigan Adopts Michigan Science Standards!

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State of Michigan BOE Adopts New Michigan Science Standards - November 10, 2015

The Michigan State Board of Education adopted a revolutionary and innovative set of Science Standards on 11/10/15! These new Michigan Science Standards will propel current and future Michigan students to increased levels of rigor in Science and Engineering practices. The Michigan Department of Education used a combination of face to face informational sessions and online surveys engaging the Michigan Community in their understanding of what best practice scientific instruction and expectations hold for its students. The adoption of the Michigan Science Standards directly correlates to State Superintendent Brian Whiston’s vision of making Michigan a top ten state for education!

Science Educators, across this great state, will work in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education in implementing these new Michigan Science Standards providing guidance and resources for K-12 classroom teachers. It is an exciting time to be a Science Instructor in the State of Michigan!

Implementation Timeline

The Michigan Math Science Center Network will work with the AMA/Iosco Math Science Center and Mary CC to create an implementation timeline for these new standards. The first year of state-wide testing on the standards is 2020.


To view the standards, as well as other resources put out by MDE, click here.

AMA/Iosco Math Science Center

The AMA/Iosco Math Science Center is one of the 33 regional centers in the Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network. These centers provide leadership, curriculum support, professional development, and student services to educators in local school districts. The centers also serve as a resource clearinghouse for educational materials and information, and work to foster community involvement in the areas of mathematics and science. The Network supports the delivery of high quality mathematics and science education for the students of Michigan. The long-term mission of the Center is to foster systemic improvements in mathematics and science education.