The Center for Educational and Training Technology (CETT) at Mississippi State University has a 15 year history of K-12 curriculum-materials development and teacher training throughout the state and nation. CETT’s goal of enhancing K-12 teachers’ content knowledge and instructional strategies to increase student achievement continues in its recent development of Sample Instructional Strategies, 2010 Mississippi Science Framework, Grades 5, 8, and Biology I.

The strategies are designed to give science teachers ideas for addressing the framework objectives. They are not meant to supersede textbooks, pacing guides, or other resources, or be the only strategies utilized in teaching the objectives. To facilitate lesson plan development, the CETT has created a quick lesson planning resource that includes Performance Level Descriptors and references to the Test Blueprints. The strategies and planning resources may be accessed from the CETT website at

For questions or concerns regarding the Mississippi Science Frameworks please contact Jackie Sampsell at or (601) 359-3461.

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