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Introduction to the OKScience Framework

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Welcome to the Science Framework!

With the revision of the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science (OAS-S) in the Spring of 2020, it has been a priority of the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) to ensure Oklahoma educators are provided with the opportunity to deeply understand the instructional shifts needed to fully meet the intent of the standards, while also supporting educators with a vision and resources that promote effective implementation of the standards.


The OSDE collaborated with Oklahoma Educators to revise and add to the existing Oklahoma Science Frameworks across two phases. Phase 1 was during the 2020-2021 school year. This involved updating the bundle analyses to reflect the 2020 OAS-S and includes student actions, teacher actions, and key concepts. Educators also developed brand new Science Frameworks for Pre-Kindergarten, Physics, Environmental Science, and Earth and Space Science. Phase 2 was during the 2021-2022 school year. This involved developing instructional resources organized around sample unit progressions that would support the Phase 1 bundle analyses and includes examples of essential questions, phenomena, connections to prior learning, evidence of student understanding, and a 3-dimensional narrative for what learning might look like in the classroom. Such recommendations are not intended as an exhaustive listing of instructional resources, but merely represent suggestions from reliable sources in the field of science education.


| Note | The OSDE will continue to collaborate with Oklahoma educators to revise and add to the Oklahoma Science Frameworks. If you have any questions email Heather.Johnston@sde.ok.gov.

Grade Level/Subject Area 

Other Science Resources from the OSDE


Resources within the Framework


Guide to the Science Bundle Analyses 


Science Vertical Learning Progressions 


Science Engagement Strategies






Resources outside the Framework


#OKSci Toolkit (recorded webinars and implementation documents)


OSDE Science Website   


Family Guides, Grades PreK-6 (available in English and Spanish)

Physical Science

Office of Assessment Resources  (Testing Item Specs and Blueprints)

Chemistry I

2020 Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science 

Physics I

3D Science Bookmark

Biology I Engineering in the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science 
Environmental Science  
Earth and Space Science  


Meet the Science Framework Writers

The Science Framework Writers are Oklahoma educators who were selected from a large pool of applicants. The process for application and selection included criteria related to knowledge of the content and practices of the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science, as well as classroom experience, professional leadership, and curriculum development. The process of selecting the very best contributed to an effective and dedicated group of science educators reflecting a diverse range of experience and expertise.


Meet the Phase 2 Science Framework Writing Team Members


Meet the Phase 1 Science Framework Writing Team Members



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