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Montana

  1. Certification Requirements
  2. Course Requirements
  3. K-12 Enrollment
  4. K-12 Indicators
  5. Science Standards
  6. Testing and Assessment
  7. Textbook Adoptions
  8. State Contact Person

1. Certification Requirements

A. Grades 9-12

  1. Total number of 9-12 teachers with main assignment in science: N/A
  2. Total number of science teachers in grades 9-12 with an Earth science assignment: N/A
  3. Percentage of 9-12 science teachers with an Earth science certification: N/A
  4. Specific licensure requirements for secondary teachers: Major of at least 30 hours and a minor of at least 20 hours or an extended or broad field of at least 40 hours.

B. Grades 6-8

  1. Total number of teachers in grades 7-8 with a main assignment in science: N/A
  2. Total number of grades 7-8 science teachers in all assignments: N/A
  3. Percentage of middle grade science teachers certified in science: N/A
  4. Specific licensure requirements for middle school teachers: Major of at least 30 hours and a minor of at least 20 hours or an extended or broad field of at least 40 hours.

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2. Course Requirements

A. Grades 9-12

  1. Number of science credits required for high school graduation: 2.
  2. Required science courses: Determined at district level.
  3. Is an Earth science course included in the recommended high school science curriculum? Determined at district level.
  4. Is Earth science part of another course required for high school graduation? Determined at district level.
  5. If Earth science is taken, does it count towards graduation requirements?  Determined at district level.
  6. Is an Environmental science course included in the recommended high school science curriculum? Determined at district level.
  7. Is Environmental science part of another course required for high school graduation? Determined at district level.
  8.  If Environmental science is taken, does it count towards graduation requirements?   Determined at district level.

B. Grades 6-8

  1. Is Earth Science part of the middle school science curriculum (grades 6-8)?  Yes, determined at district level.
  2. Is it taught as a full year curriculum or an integrated curriculum?  Determined at district level. Both.  Mostly full year of Earth science or physical science offered.  Every school has life science.
  3. At what grade level(s) is Earth science taught? Determined at district level.

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3. K-12 Enrollment

A. Percent of Grade 9 students enrolled in selected courses

Course

Earth science

Chemistry

Biology

Physics

Percent

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

B. Enrollment trends in Grade 9-12 Earth science

Year

Percent

Students

1996-97

Not Available

Not Available

1997-98

Not Available

Not Available

1999-00

Not Available

Not Available

2003-04

Not Available

Not Available

C. Students in grades 7-8 enrolled in selected science courses

 

1999-2000

2003-2004

Course

Students
(Percentage)

Students
(Percentage)

Earth Science

Not Available

Not Available

General Science

Not Available

Not Available

Physical Science

Not Available

Not Available

Life Science

Not Available

Not Available

Integrated or Coordinated Science

Not Available

Not Available


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4. K-12 Indicators

State
National
Average Freshman Graduation Rate
81.9%
73.2%
College Enrollment Rate
56.4%
68.6%
AP Participation Rate
15.9%
25%

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5. Science Standards

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6. Testing and Assessment

A. State Science Tests

Test

Grade Levels Tested:

Earth Science Component on the Test?

MontCAS- Criterion refrenced test

4, 8, 10

Yes, 23% of test covers earth/space science

B. State High School Exit Exam

  1. Name of Exam: Not Available.
  2. Type of Test: Not Available.
  3. Does the exam have a science component? Not Available.
  4. At what grade do students first take the exam? Not Available.
  5. Is passing the exam a requirement for a diploma? Not Available. .
  6. Does the exam have an Earth science component? Not Available.

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7. Textbook Adoptions

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8. State Contact Person

Katherine Burke

Science Curriculum specialist

Montana Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, Montana 59620-2501

kburke@mt.gov
406-444-3557

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