National and PA STEM Standards

K-12 STEM education in the US centers on national and state standards developed by groups of scientists, engineers, mathmeticians, and K-12 educators. STEM teaching standards provide guidance as to what is expected of teachers for teaching these areas using reform-oriented methods.

For your convenience, CSATS provides links to Pennsylvania STEM standards and several national K-12 standards for STEM teaching and learning. In addition, written curricula developed in collaboration with CSATS include links to Pennsylvania STEM standards.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

As part of its Project 2061, AAAS provides a suite of benchmarks and other materials useful for developing K-12 science literacy. The Atlas of Science Literacy provides diagrams of learning progressions for science content and skills leading to scientific literacy throughout grades K-12:

AAAS Benchmarks
AAAS Atlas

Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)

Content Knowledge Standards and Benchmarks for multiple discipline areas, including STEM: http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/browse.asp