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New York State Technology Standards

The New York State Education Department has established standards in each subject area for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Listed below is a summary of theTechnology Education Standards. Click here to view all curriculum area standards in their entirety.

Technology Standards

Standard 1:

Engineering Design
Engineering design is an iterative process involving modeling and optimization used to develop technological solutions to problems within given constraints.

Standard 2:

Tools, Resources, and Technological Processes technological tools, materials, and other resources should be selected on the basis of safety, cost, availability, appropriateness, and environmental impact; technological processes change energy, information, and material resources into more useful forms.

Standard 3:

Computer Technology
Computers, as tool for design, modeling, information processing, communication, and system control, have greatly increased human productivity and knowledge.

Standard 4:

Technological Systems
Technological systems are designed to achieve specific results and produce outputs, such as products, structures, services, energy, or other systems.

Standard 5:

History and Evolution of Technology
Technology has been the driving force in the evolution of society from an agricultural to an industrial to an information base.

Standard 6:

Impacts of Technology
Technology can have positive and negative impacts on individuals, society, and the environment and humans have the capability and responsibility to constrain or promote technological development.

Standard 7:

Management of Technology
Project management is essential to ensuring that technological endeavors are profitable and that products and systems are of high quality and built safely, on schedule, and within budget.