State and National Standards
UPDATED February 2014
As of 2013 Vermont has adopted the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. For more information on Vermont's plan to implement the Common Core standards go here
For more information on Vermont's plan for the Next Generation Science Standards go here
National Education for Sustainability Standards
The K-12 and Teacher Education sector of the US Partnership for Education for Sustainability has developed a set of draft standards. The National Education for Sustainability K-12 Student Learning Standards, Version 3 were developed by the K-12 and Teacher Education Sector of the USPESD with input from K-12 educators in public, private, and pre-service (teacher education) fields. Version 3 of the standards includes content updates and clarifications in response to expert and general public review and comments.
Vermont State Standards:
Vermont was the first state in the country to adopt a sustainability standard in 2000. The standard was developed by a consortium know as Cultivating New Partnerships.