Standards and Curriculum
Common Core Standards
English Language Arts &
Literacy in History/Social Studies,
Science, and Technical Subjects

Research—both short, focused projects (such as those commonly required in the workplace) and longer term in depth research —is emphasized throughout the standards but most prominently in the writing strand since a written analysis and presentation of findings is so often critical.

Example: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. Grades 11-12 Writing

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Common Core Standards

Application - process of Making Inferences and Justifying Conclusions (as a researcher)

Examples: Make inferences and justify conclusions from sample surveys, experiments and observational studies; Understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments; Make inferences and justify conclusions from sample surveys,experiments, and observational studies: Recognize the purposes of and differences among sample surveys, experiments, and observational studies; explain how randomization
relates to each.

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Examples - Students will develop and refine a range of questions to scaffold their research. (5); As they continue an inquiry based research process, students will be able to apply critical thinking skills ( analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and organization). (11); Upon request, students will be able to produce a product that clearly communicates a summary of their research. (6.C)

Online Research Models - representing the research continuum K-12. These models continue to be designed in collaboration with subject-area offices during curriculum development process in order to embed guided research and inquiry within the context of curriculum implementation.

Gifted and Talented Embedded in content areas. Example: English Language GT 12 - Use an information-gathering process that includes: researching background information; formulating high-quality questions; observing and recording details and information; interviewing using balanced, unbiased, and clear questions; following appropriate interview procedures; and utilizing systematic note-taking strategies. (7.B)
Career and Technology Education

Example - Business Education - Conduct online career research. (6.A); Conduct market research. (8.B); Create a proposal for product promotion based on current research. (9.C); Research international companies and distinguish between the marketing practices for 3 or more countries. (2.C)

Example - Family and Consumer Sciences - Research and explain the qualifications and training needed to prepare for and acquire a career/job in biotechnology. (5.B)

Examples: Technical Programs - Prepare an in-depth research report and proposal with a group. (8.A); Complete, present, and defend a research project on a topic related to the area of healthcare. (3.C)

Examples : Design a plan to implement the six steps of research on a given core academic content topic. (7.A; )AVID / SAT: MS8 AVID 8 : Compose a core academic content-specific research paper using MLA format. (7.D);
Dance Example: The student will examine the career possibilities in dance, researching audition techniques, college preparation, resume writing, and portfolio preparation to enrich awareness of dance, culture, society, and the world. (7)
Health Example: Research a variety of diseases, disorders, and disabilities to record causes, symptoms, treatment, and adaptations in order to determine ways to create a more positive environment for peo.ple who are living with these conditions
JROTC Student cadets will write a formal research paper.
Music Example: The student will research careers in music to develop an awareness of the opportunities available and the qualifications needed to pursue careers in music. (7)
Reading/English Language ARts 11 Example: The student will apply knowledge of the research process in order to compose effective research essays that support, modify, or refute a thesis; use a logical structure; provide relevant and complete evidence; and cite and document sources accurately. (12)
School to Career Transition Examples: Recommend solutions for the identified problem based on the research project in order to conclude the determined project. (12.D): Students will research careers available in the Arts, Media, and Communications Career Cluster in order to identify career paths and options that are appropriate for their skills and abilities. (10); Present the portfolio as the culminating project for the Career Research and Development program in order to synthesize and demonstrate mastery of career readiness skills. (10.B)
Science Examples: Select topics for research in order to analyze consequences and/or trade offs between technological changes and their effect on the individual, society, and the environment. (13.C); Synthesize ideas and information gained through research and/or investigation to describe similarities and differences between and among scientific concepts or principles. (19.E)
Social Studies Examples: Conduct psychological research. (3.B); Apply the archaeological research process. (1.A); Conduct research based issues analysis. (6.A); Present a research product related to an issue of juvenile justice. (7.B)
Visual Arts Examples: The student will synthesize, analyze and critically apply research on trends and stylistic characteristics of contemporary works to develop personal interpretations of art issues. (4); Use writing to communicate information obtained through research. (4.B); The student will use research to determine the impact that the invention and continued development of photographic techniques have had on other visual art forms. (4)
World Languages Examples: Use a research process which contains an online component such as I-search or WebQuest, to demonstrate knowledge. (13.D); Research and deliver presentations on a variety of topics. (3.C)