Utah is getting new Science Standards! They are called Science with Engineering Education Standards (SEEd).
Our new SEEd Standards for Grade 6-8 have been adopted by the Utah State Board of Education. To see them click here.
*The new SEEd Standards incorporate 3 Dimensional Science, which is
1. Crosscutting Concepts
2. Science and Engineering Practices
3. Disciplinary Core Ideas
To know more about these, click here.
*The whole state of Utah will implement the new 6-8 SEEd Standards in the 2017-18 School Year.
Here is the timeline of changes for our Utah Science Standards for K-12.
|6th – 8th grade SEEd||9th – 12th SEEd||K-5th SEEd|
December approval of
6th – 8th grade SEEd Standards
|2016-2017||PD and Prep for 6th – 8th SEEd Standards||Approval of Standards for 9th – 12th SEEd|
|2017-2018||Statewide Year 1 Operational Field Test for 6th – 8th SEEd (The SAGE tests will be on this!)||PD and Prep for 9th – 12th SEEd||Approval of Standards for K-5th SEEd|
|2018-2019||Statewide Year 2-Full Implementation of 6th – 8th SEEd||Statewide Year 1 Operational Field Test 9th – 12th SEEd (The SAGE tests will be on this!)||PD and Prep for 9th – 12th SEEd|
|2019-2020||Full Implementation of 9th – 12th SEEd||Pilot of K-5th SEEd begins with matching SAGE test|
|2020-2021||Full Implementation of K-5th SEEd|