Michigan's Alternate Content Expectations for Social Studies and Science

 

Final Functional Independence Social Studies EGLCE/EHSCEs/Alternate Content Expectations
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

The files below are the alternate content expectations for science for the State of Michigan. These alternate content expectations align with the general K-12 Michigan science performance standards. These alternate content expectations serve as the foundation for science instruction for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities and will be the expectations to which Michigan's alternate assessment (MI-Access) in science will be based starting in Spring 2022. It is important to note that there are files that outline expectations with a Michigan Range of Complexity for Kiindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, middle school, and high school. However, MI-Access science will be administered at grades 5, 8, and 11 beginning in Spring 2022.

To learn how these alternate content expectations were developed and how they are structured, please read "Michigan's Alternate Content Expectations for Science: Development Process and Structure" before opening any of the alternate content expectation files.

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

Alternate Content Standards for Life Science, Grades 9-12 

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

Science - 2007 Version

The 2007 versions of the Science Extended Benchmarks are included here
for reference. These are to be assessed for the last time in Spring of 2021.

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