Select a national, state or curriculum standards framework and create an assessment chart for those standards. If you'd like to index your state, district, or program science standards to PALS, contact us to learn how.

National Science Education Standards (NSES)

The National Science Education Standards (NSES) outline what students need to know, understand, and be able to do to be scientifically literate at different grade levels. The NSES are the product of the efforts of many individuals and groups, with major funding by the National Science Foundation. See a more complete explanation of the NSES on the National Academy Press website.
Create Chart for:
NSES Grade K-4
NSES Grade 5-8
NSES Grade 9-12
full text of K-4 NSES standards
full text of 5-8 NSES standards
full text of 9-12 NSES standards

Other state standards frameworks and curriculum frameworks can be used to search for tasks in PALS, if they have been mapped to the National Science Education Standards (NSES). See available frameworks below. Contact us to discuss how you can index the science standards of your state, district, or program to the NSES if you would like your teachers to be able to search for PALS tasks linked to your standards.
State Frameworks

Available frameworks include Illinois and Texas.

Illinois Learning Standards for Science (ILS)

ILS Grade K-4



Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

TEKS Grade K

TEKS Grade 1
TEKS Grade 2
TEKS Grade 3
TEKS Grade 4

TEKS Grade 5
TEKS Grade 6
TEKS Grade 7
TEKS Grade 8

TEKS Grades 9-12 Courses

Curriculum Frameworks

Available frameworks include FOSS.

Full Option Science System (FOSS)

FOSS Grade K

FOSS Grades 1-2
FOSS Grades 3-4
FOSS Grades 5-6




Science and Technology for Children - NSES

STC Grade 1
STC Grade 2
STC Grade 3
STC Grade 4
STC Grade 5
STC Grade 6

Mathematical Frameworks

Available frameworks include NCTM.

  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

NCTM Grades PK-5
NCTM Grades 6-8
NCTM Grades 9-12



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