Science — and therefore science education — is central to the lives of all Americans, preparing them to be informed citizens in a democracy and knowledgeable consumers.

Students observing fishPlease note that although Rhode Island has adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects ("Literacy in the Content Areas"), and the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, the Common Core State Standards do not cover science content and therefore do not replace the Rhode Island Science GSEs. 

The Science GSEs and the Science NECAP assessment will continue to be in effect. 


NEW!!  MSP Grant for instructional coaching in the ngss for k-5 teachers

The Office of Instruction, Assessment, and Curriculum is pleased to announce that it will be accepting applications for the Mathematics Science Partnership grant, Enhancing Content Knowledge and Pedagogical Skills of K-5 Educators in the Next Generation Science Standards. The terms of the grant require the establishment of a partnership between an LEA(s) and an Institute for Higher Education (IHE) with the intent of designing a professional development experience for science educators in K—5. The application period begins on September 30, 2016 and ends at 4:00 pm on November 4, 2016.  


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