MSTEM Benchmarks

  • In MSTEM, the following benchmarks are used for ELA, Science and Social Studies. The Mathematics Benchmarks are used for MSTEM Math courses.

    • Design Process (DP) -  Analyze problems and solutions; develop and interpret models
      • STEM proficient students will learn and apply rigorous content within various disciplines to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions for challenges and real-world problems.
    • Presentation (PR) -  Orally express knowledge, ideas and opinions
      • STEM proficient students will communicate information and apply appropriate technology to present answers to complex questions, results from investigating global issues, and the solutions developed for challenges and real-world problems. (Orally, Visually, Written)
    • Reading (RD) -  Read, interpret and accurately apply written information
      • STEM proficient students will read, interpret and accurately apply written information from a variety of genres.
    • Research (RS) - Gathers, analyzes, applies information
      • STEM proficient students will research through a variety of ways to better understand the information needed to solve the problem.
    • Writing (WR) -  Clearly and effectively communicate for varied audiences
      • STEM proficient students will draw conclusions and validate them through their writing.