We hope that this site is also a place for parents, teachers, administrators and students to rely on as a source. As standards and regulations put upon teachers and school districts change, this list and the links provided will be added.
Next Generation Science Standards for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce: Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards have been developed that are rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The NGSS is based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.
Common Core – The standards below begin at grade 6; standards for K-5 reading in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects are integrated into the K-5 Reading standards. The CCR anchor standards and high school standards in literacy work in tandem to define college and career readiness expectations—the former providing broad standards, the latter providing additional specificity.
Illinois Junior Science Academy – These folks provide the rubric and judging material for science fair projects for the State of Illinois. all school districts conducting science fairs at the middle school level are subject to these rules and regulations.