Extended Grade Level Content Expectations (EGLCEs) and EHSCE - Updated Feb. 2014

 

    Final Functional Independence Social Studies EGLCE/EHSCEs
Grade 5 Social Studies EGLCEs Grade 11 Economics EHSCEs
Grade 8 Social Studies EGLCEs Grade 11 World History and Geography EHSCEs
Grade 11 Civics EHSCEs Grade 11 US History and Geography EHSCEs
Science - Final Version
Final Version 9/17/07 Using Earth Science Knowledge Extended Benchmarks  Final Version 9/17/07 Constructing New Scientific Knowledge Extended Benchmarks 
Final Version 9/17/07 Using Life Science Knowledge Extended Benchmarks  Final Version 9/17/07 Reflecting on Scientific Knowledge Extended Benchmarks 
Final Version 6/6/08 Using Physical Science Knowledge Extended Benchmarks   
   

 

The files below represent draft alternate content expectations for science for the State of Michigan.  These alternate content standards align with the general K-12 Michigan science standards (https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/K-12_Science_Performance_Expectations_v5_496901_7.pdf).  These alternate content standards serve as the foundation for science instruction for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities and will be the standards to which Michigan’s alternate assessment (MI-Access) in science will be based.

Organization and Structure

Michigan’s science standards and the draft alternate standards below are organized by grade level K-5, and then by grade span in middle school and high school.

Within each grade level/span the content standards are organized around topics. While each topic cluster of content standards addresses the topic, the wording of each content standard reflects the three-dimensions of science learning outlined in A Framework for K-12 Science Education: cross-cutting concepts, disciplinary core ideas, and science and engineering practices. To learn more about the three-dimensionality of these standards, please visit: https://www.nextgenscience.org.

It is important to note that the draft standards below are designed to be a foundation for instruction, and that a MI-Access assessment plan for science is currently being developed. 

 

        DRAFT Alternate Content Standards for Elementary School
Grade K - Draft Alternate Content Standards for Science Grade 1 - Draft Alternate Content Standards for Science
Grade 2 - Draft Alternate Content Standards for Science Grade 3 - Draft Alternate Content Standards for Science
Grade 4 - Draft Alternate Content Standards for Science Grade 5 - Draft Alternate Content Standards for Science
   
 DRAFT Alternate Content Standards for Middle School
Draft Alternate Content Standards for Physical Science, Grades 6-8 Draft Alternate Content Standards for Life Science, Grades 6-8
Draft Alternate Content Standards for Earth and Space Sciences, Grades 6-8 Draft Alternate Content Standards for ETS Engineering Design, Grades 6-8
   
 DRAFT Alternate Content Standards for High School   
Draft Alternate Content Standards for Physcial Science, Grades 9-12

Draft Alternate Content Standards for Life Science, Grades 9-12

Draft Alternate Content Standards for Earth and Space Sciences, Grades 9-12 Draft Alternate Content Standards for ETS Engineering Design, Grades 9-12

To provide public comment on these new draft alternate content standards, please use one of three methods:

Survey Monkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MDE_ALT_SCI_STAND_PUBLIC_COMMENT 

Email: MDE-OEAA@michigan.gov . Please be sure to put the following in the subject line: Public Comment on Alternate Science Standards 

Mail: OEAA – Test Development Unit, 608 W. Allegan Street, P.O. Box 30008, Lansing, MI 48909