DC - Content Standards: Technology

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DC updated the Technology standards in 2009.


The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) developed high quality learning standards for Reading/English
Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, The Arts, and World Languages. These standards identify what
students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade level or course. Embedded in the standards are standards that encourage the
use of technology. The urgency to incorporate more technology into our classrooms has been articulated in many of the recent educational
reform agendas. Technology use in the 21st century is not an “extra” but an essential. As the integration of technology into our everyday life
expands, the need to infuse computer applications into K‐12 curriculum becomes more urgent.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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