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Delaware General AssemblyDelaware RegulationsMonthly Register of RegulationsFebruary 2018

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14 DE Admin. Code 501
Pursuant to 14 Del.C. Sections 122(b) and 104(b), the Secretary of Education seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 501 State Content Standards. This regulation is being amended to include Financial Literacy standards and Computer Science standards. The amendment provides that the Financial Literacy standards are adopted for the 2018-19 school year. Any financial literacy curriculum used by the districts and charter schools would need to be aligned to these new standards on a timeline established by the Department. Further, the amendment provides that the Computer Science standards are adopted for the 2018-19 school year. Any computer science curriculum used by the districts and charter schools would need to be aligned to these new standards on a timeline established by the Department. The Department is working with our districts and charter schools to establish this timeline which allows for the appropriate time for curriculum to be aligned and professional learning to occur.
Notice of the proposed regulation was published in the News Journal and the Delaware State News on December 1, 2017, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit "A". Comments were received from Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens and the State Council for Persons with Disabilities endorsing the regulation. However, both entities expressed concern with the clarity of the timetable for adoption. The Department is cognizant of the importance in providing technical assistance and support when new standards are adopted and plans to work with the school districts and charter schools on the adoption timeline. A similar process was undertaken with the adoption and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards.
The Secretary finds that it is appropriate to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 501 State Content Standards to include Financial Literacy standards and Computer Science standards.
For the foregoing reasons, the Secretary concludes that it is appropriate to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 501 State Content Standards. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122, 14 DE Admin. Code 501 State Content Standards attached hereto as Exhibit "B" is hereby amended. Pursuant to the provision of 14 Del.C. §122(e), 14 DE Admin. Code 501 State Content Standards hereby amended shall be in effect for a period of five years from the effective date of this order as set forth in Section V. below.
The text of 14 DE Admin. Code 501 State Content Standards amended hereby shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit "B", and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 501 State Content Standards in the Administrative Code of Regulations for the Department of Education.
The actions hereinabove referred to were taken by the Secretary pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122 on January 18, 2018. The effective date of this Order shall be ten (10) days from the date this Order is published in the Delaware Register of Regulations.
IT IS SO ORDERED the 18th day of January 2018.
Department of Education
Approved this 18th day of January 2018
State Board of Education
1.1 Instructional programs offered in the public schools of Delaware shall be in alignment with the appropriate content standards documents. These documents are: English Language Arts Curriculum Framework Content Standards, Mathematics Curriculum Framework Content Standards, Science Curriculum Framework Content Standards, Social Studies Curriculum Framework Content Standards, Health Education Curriculum Framework and Assessment Content Standards, Physical Education Content Standards, Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards, Agriscience Curriculum Framework Content Standards, Business Finance and Marketing Education Curriculum Framework Content Standards, World Language Curriculum Framework Content Standards, Technology Education Curriculum Framework Content Standards, Skilled and Technical Sciences Content Standards, and the Family and Consumer Sciences Content Standards, Computer Science Content Standards and Financial Literacy Content Standards.
1.1.3 Instructional materials and curricula content shall be kept current and consistent with provisions of 14 DE Admin. Code 502 Alignment of Local School District Curricula to the State Content Standards and 14 DE Admin. Code 503 Instructional Program Requirements.
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