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Kelley seeks feedback on science standards

State Rep. Dan Kelley of Newton announced the Department of Education’s Next Generation Science Standards Task Force has launched a public opinion survey inviting input on new science standards. It’s part of a multi-state effort to develop a common set of learning expectations for students in grades K-12. 

“As a member of this taskforce, I want to ensure that all Iowans have input in the development of science standards in the state,” Kelley said. “I’m pleased Iowa helped develop the science standards, which were released in April. The online survey will gather input on those standards and make sure we headed in the right direction.”

The survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/JBQM56P. The task force will review the science standards and make recommendations later this year to the State Board of Education about whether to adopt the standards as part of Iowa’s Core curriculum in math, science, English/language arts, and social studies. Survey results will provide guidance and feedback to the task force, the DE and the State Board of Education. 

More information on the new science standards can be found at www.nextgenscience.org.

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