Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science

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Proposed Changes to the State’s Science Standards

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has posted on the agency’s website the newly proposed draft of the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science.

The draft is available on the OSDE’s Science webpage at

Educators and the public are invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed draft. The public comment period is from Dec. 13, 2013, to Jan. 17, 2014.  All comments must be received by 4 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2014. 

Send written submissions to the Oklahoma State Department of Education at 2500 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599.

It is recommended that the introductory sections of the proposed draft be read prior to reviewing the standards including:

  • Introduction, Revision Process and Document Structure pgs. 4-7
  • State Superintendent Janet Barresi’s message pg. 8 


The draft version is available in PDF.  For ease of access to the separate sections and chapters, bookmarks are provided on the navigation bar to the side of the document.

Writing and draft teams of more than 50 representatives from K-12, higher education, scientists, engineers, parent and community members from throughout the state developed and provided feedback on the standards, meeting multiple times. More than 500 educators throughout the state were involved in reviewing the standards.