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

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Science - Final Version


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 expectations are organized around topics. While each topic cluster of expectations addresses the topic, the wording of each expectation 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.