The State Board of Education has the authority to adopt academic standards for each subject area in grades K-12.

The state board adopted the K-5 STEM Standards Framework in May, 2019, and they will be implemented in classrooms in the 2019-20 school year.

STEM Standards of Practice Framework for grades K-5 is a foundational course experience providing students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the content connections that exist between science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This introductory K-5 course helps younger students begin developing introductory skills and a foundational knowledge base important to subsequent STEM fields of study.  This course is intentionally designed to help prepare students for entry into the middle school STEM Foundations I course.  It is important to note that this course may be implemented flexibly to meet individual district needs within the K-5 grade band.


Download the K-5 STEM Standards Framework