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