The new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science (OAS-Science) were adopted in May of 2020. Cushing Public Schools will begin working to implement the new standards during the 2020-2021 school year by developing new curriculum maps and alignment documents. We will begin to incorporate the teaching of the new standards during the 2021-22 school year. However, the state assessments for Grade 5, Grade 8 and High School will not be aligned to the 2020 science standards until 2022-2023 providing schools with a three-year implementation timeline.
The science assessments for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 will be aligned to the 2014 Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science and will be given at 5th, 8th and 11th grade. The 2020 Oklahoma Academic Standard for Science will be assessed starting in 2022-2023.