According to the Louisiana News Star, the Louisiana Department of Education announced the launch of the Louisiana Student Standards Review Portal, which gives parents, educators and other stakeholders the opportunity to provide input on Louisiana’s Student Standards for science. The portal provides the public with the first look at the initial draft of the new standards and an opportunity to submit feedback.

The science standards review process, approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in June, is designed to replace Louisiana’s current grade-level expectations for science which were established in 2005.

All public comments received through the portal by Jan. 6 will be shared with the workgroups and committee and will be posted on the Department’s website.

In January, the content workgroups will review all feedback submitted through the portal, revise the standards accordingly, and present a final draft to the Standards Committee on Jan. 25. If needed, the content workgroups will meet again in early February to make final revisions to the standards before the Standards Committee reviews and approves the final draft at its Feb. 13 meeting, and presents it to BESE for approval in March.

Pending BESE’s approval, Louisiana educators will receive tools and resources to support the implementation of the new standards during the Teacher Leader Summit in June, and throughout the 2017-18 school year.

Click here to read the full story in the New Star (December 1, 2016)

Click here to access the Louisiana Student Standards Review Portal

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