NYU Metro Center is excited to announce the launch of the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining STEAM Curriculum Scorecard!
The new STEAM Curriculum Scorecard (available in pdf and digital form) is designed to help parents, teachers, administrators, students, and community members determine the extent to which their Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and/or Mathematics (STEAM) curricula are - or are not - culturally responsive. This scorecard can be used to evaluate just one discipline of STEAM, like a math or science curriculum, or an interdisciplinary curriculum that includes all aspects of STEAM. The tool is intended to be used in a collaborative evaluation process to provoke thinking about what students should learn, how they should learn it, why they should learn it, and how curriculum can be transformed to engage students fully.
This Scorecard builds on the popularity and impact of our original Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard, which was designed for K-8th grade English Language Arts curriculum. Since the release of that original Scorecard in 2018, it has been used by schools, districts and community organizations in at least 20 states, Canada and England, and downloaded more than 20,000 times. If you’ve missed it, you can access that Scorecard (in Spanish), and a toolkit to support its use.
NYU Metro Center knows that students deserve to learn about STEAM subjects in ways that reflect themselves and their communities; are critical of power, identity, problems and solutions; and present a vision of STEAM that includes people of color, women, LGTBTQ people, immigrants, people with disabilities and more. We hope you will make use of the STEAM Scorecard and let us know the results.