The National Science Education Standards
present a vision of a scientifically literate populace.
They outline what students need to know, understand, and
be able to do to be scientifically literate at different
grade levels. They describe an educational system in which
all students demonstrate high levels of performance, in
which teachers are empowered to make the decisions essential
for effective learning, in which interlocking communities
of teachers and students are focused on learning science,
and in which supportive educational programs and systems
nurture achievement. The Standards point toward a future
that is challenging but attainable--which is why they are
written in the present tense.
The purpose of the project is to develop
20 instructional modules based upon selected TSA Competitive
Events. Each of you has the responsibility to develop instructional
materials for one event. This initial developmental phase
is a two-year effort. A subsequent field testing and refinement
phase will result in a high quality textbook with a companion
CD containing materials for teachers and students.
The International Test and Evaluation
Association (ITEA) , is a not-for-profit educational organization
founded in 1980 to further the exchange of technical information
in the field of test and evaluation. Its members include
professionals from industry, government, and academia, who
are involved in the development and application of policy
and techniques used to assess the effectiveness, reliability,
and safety of new and existing systems and products.
for All Americans
The Technology for All Americans Project
is a project of the International Technology Education Association
(ITEA). You will find other information related to the study
of technology and technology education by visiting ITEA's