CSSS Member Directory

Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Education - Science Minnesota Department of Education

CSSS Member Information:

Dawn Cameron
Science Assessment Specialist
Minnesota Dept. of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113

Email
651-582-8551

John Olsen John C. Olson
Science Specialist
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113

Email
651-582-8673

Doug Paulson
STEM Specialist
Minnesota Dept. of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113

Email
651-582-8471

Jim Wood
Science Assessment Specialist
Minnesota Dept. of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113

Email
651-582-8541

Organizational Structure:
State: Standards and Assessment
Local Control by school districts for curriculum and instructional materials

State Education Demographics

  • Number of K-12 Students: 918,000
  • Number of School Administrative Units: 489

Standards Resources:  Curriculum and Instruction
Standards are grade specific K-8, and banded for 9-12

Minnesota Department of Education Standards Minnesota Department of Education Standards
Minnesota STEM Frameworks Minnesota STEM Frameworks

Last updated: Revised 2009, to be implemented by 2011-12

State Science Assessment Information

  • Date Established: 2008
  • Grades tested: 5,8 and High School Biology
  • Time of Year: Late Spring
  • Other Details: Scenario based computer delivered assessment includes technology enhanced questions

Minnesota Department of Education Assessment and Testing Minnesota Department of Education Assessment and Testing