Response

The committee was especially attentive to the feedback on the learning progressions. The detailed progressions were changed to grade band endpoints, with the number of details significantly reduced. Meanwhile, the introductory discussion of each core idea was expanded into a single coherent statement that reflected the idea’s overall knowledge content.

To address the concerns about grade-level appropriateness, the committee solicited additional comments from six experts in science learning in grades K-5. Based on this feedback and review of the document by committee members with expertise in elementary school science, some core ideas or component ideas were excluded at the K-2 level, with development of these ideas beginning instead in the 3-5 grade band.

ORGANIZATIONS THAT CONVENED DISCUSSION/FOCUS GROUPS

Achieve, Inc.

American Association of Physics Teachers, American Physical Society, American Institute of Physics

American Astronomical Society Astronomy Education Board

American Chemical Society

American Geological Institute

American Geophysical Union

American Society of Plant Biologists

Association for Computing Machinery

Association for Science Teacher Education

Biotechnology Institute

Climate Literacy Network

Computer Science Teachers Association

Council of Elementary Science International

Council of State Science Supervisors (45 state representatives in 8 groups)

Einstein Fellows

Hands-On Science Partnership

International Technology and Engineering Education Association

Massachusetts Department of Education

Minnesota Department of Education

NASA Science Education and Public Outreach



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