Standards in Science and Technology Education

Benchmarks for Science Literacy


Benchmarks for Science Literacy:
Project 2061-The American Association for the Advancement of Science

Benchmarks for Science Literacy is a companion report to Science for All Americans. SFAA describes what constitutes adult scientific literacy; Benchmarks suggests how students might progress toward that goal. This document is a tool to be used in designing a curriculum, not a particular curriculum design itself. It is a component of the Project 2061 reform initiative in science, mathematics, and technology education. The online version of the Benchmarks gives access to this description of a common core of learning contributing to science literacy for all.

Standards in Science Education