ing,” based on NCTM and anticipated NRC standards.

1996 (Jan.)

NRC publishes National Science Education Standards, including standards for teaching, professional development, assessment, content, science programs, and systems.

1996 (March)

Governors and business, education and community leaders meet for a National Education Summit that aims to establish high academic standards, assessment, and accountability and improve the use of school technology as a tool to reach high standards. The summit leads to the creation of Achieve, Inc.


ITEA’s Rationale and Structure document is published, supported by an NSF grant and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This document provides a foundational guide for the development of standards in technological literacy.

1997 (Feb.)

President Clinton, in his State of the Union Address, calls on every state to adopt high national standards and declares, “By 1999, every state should test every 4th grader in reading and every 8th grader in math to make sure these standards are met.”


AAAS Project 2061 publishes Blueprints for Reform.


The Council for Basic Education publishes Standards For Excellence in Education, which includes standards in science, history, geography, English language arts, mathematics, civics, foreign language, and the arts.


ITEA publishes Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology, which had been revised four times after three public reviews and reviews by the NRC Standards Review and Technical Review committees and the National Academy of Engineering Special Review Committee.


International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) publishes National Educational Technology Standards for Students: Connecting Curriculum and Technology.


NCTM publishes Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.


NRC publishes Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning.


AAAS Project 2061 publishes Designs for Science Literacy.


AAAS Project 2061 publishes Atlas of Science Literacy, Vol. 1.


NRC publishes Classroom Assessment and the National Science Education Standards.


Revised mathematics framework for state NAEP developed after a period of public comment.


NCTM publishes Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics.


AAAS Project 2061 publishes Atlas of Science Literacy, Vol. 2.


NAEP Science Framework approved for 2009 assessment, the first time Project 2061 Benchmarks and NRC National Science Education Standards have been incorporated.


NCTM publishes Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making.

2010 (June)

Release of common core standards for English language arts and mathematics by the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers.

2010 (winter)

The National Research Council is expected to publish its framework for a new generation of science standards.

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