Skip to main content

Overview of National and State Standards in Science

Buy Article:

$28.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Standards in science and other subjects are a recent phenomenon in education, with most having been developed within the past 15 years. Science content standards now exist in 49 of 50 states and the District of Columbia (lowa has not developed its own standards). In some states a great deal of controversy surrounded initial adoption of content standards; in others controversy ensued when standards were revisited or revised (mandated by many states every 5-7 years). Here a brief history and overview of the science content standards movement in the United States are given along with insights into the forces that caused adoption to be contentious in some states, and the important part that professional scientists and engineers might play in shaping those standards. Roles for the ocean sciences in enhancing science learning and teaching through state standards are also considered.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: December 1, 2005

More about this publication?
  • The Marine Technology Society Journal is the flagship publication of the Marine Technology Society. It publishes the highest caliber, peer-reviewed papers on subjects of interest to the society: marine technology, ocean science, marine policy and education. The Journal is dedicated to publishing timely special issues on emerging ocean community concerns while also showcasing general interest and student-authored works.
  • Editorial Board
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • Information for Advertisers
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more