Indiana - Content Standards: Science

Area: 
Science
Policy Type: 
Rule
Year Adopted: 
2016
Summary: 

Indiana updated the science standards in 2016.

Body: 

Indiana’s Academic Standards for Science were last revised in 2010. This new document, Indiana’s Academic Standards for Science – 2016, reflects the ever-changing science content and the underlying premise that science education should be an inquiry-based, hands-on experience. These standards were adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education in April, 2016, and will be implemented in the 2016-17 school year.

The science standards focus on the following topics; physical science; earth and space science; life science; and literacy. For K-8, there are computer science and engineering standards.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
04/28/2016