Input survey for the next Revision of Minnesota Science Standards
The Minnesota Science Standards will be revised during 2017-18. This survey provides data about the implementation of the current Minnesota science standards, needs to be addressed in the next revision of science standards and a few other science issues. The survey is intended for school, district, higher education an informal education staff familiar with K-12 science teaching. Except for the required questions, feel free to skip a question if it does not apply to your role or if you have no knowledge. The information you provide is anonymous. Thank you!
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What is your role? *
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Content areas you teach or identify with
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Setting *
Location of school or organization
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Minnesota Science Standards
Mn Frameworks website
Mn Literacy in Science Standards (part of ELA standards)
MCA Science test design and format
MCA Science Test Specifications
MCA Science Benchmark Reports
Minnesota Science Teachers Assn.
A Framework for K-12 Science Education
Next Generation Science Standards
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How well do you agree with the following statements
Definitions: Content Standards = physical, earth and life science standards, NSE = Nature of Science and Engineering standards
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree
1. Teachers of science in my school pay close attention to science content standards in their instruction
2. Teachers of science in my school pay close attention to NSE standards in their instruction
3. Teachers of science in my school pay attention to the Literacy Standards in Science
4. Teachers of science in my school are integrating NSE standards with content standards, rather than teaching them separately.
5. Teachers of science in my school have a good awareness of what students learn in prior grades and later grades for each topic they teach
6. Teachers of science in my school put emphasis on big concepts in science rather that isolated facts.
7. Teachers of science in my school coordinate their instruction through common unit or lesson plans 
8. Teachers of science use data from common assessments or student work to analyze effectiveness of instruction.
9. The science standards are helpful in planning and focusing instruction
10. The science standards make it difficult to be creative and respond to student interests
11.Teachers and administrators in my school put an emphasis on Science MCA results
12. Teachers of science in my school integrate engineering with instruction in science concepts.
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To what extent do teachers of science in your school rely on the following resources for science instruction
Not used
Weak Usage
Medium Usage
Extensive Usage
Published textbooks and adopted materials
Open education resources
District resources - unit and lesson plans
Minnesota Frameworks Website
National research and teacher organizations
Internet teacher resources and activities
Internet student activities, video, etc.
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For which grade range do you want to provide feedback?
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