Final Recommendations of the Science Standards Writing Committee

In November, 2005, the state Board of Education adopted science standards which included most of the suggested revisions made by the Intelligent Design Minority on the Science Standards Writing Committee. In response, the committee voted to have their names taken off of the state standards, as the standards no longer represent the views of mainstream science nor of the majority of the committee.

The committee then continued to meet privately, without the blessing or endorsement of the BOE, to work on finishing the standards by responding to suggestions made by McRel and the Fordham Foundation. A copy of this set of final recommendations for the standards can be downloaded here.

The committee, as well as KCFS, encourages school districts to use these Recommended standards rather than the state standards. If you are interested in discussing having your school district adopt these Recommendations, please email us at kcfs@kcfs.org and we’ll get back with you.