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List of Benchmarks for Science 
 Standard 12.Understands the nature of scientific inquiry
  
TopicScientific data collection/analysis/interpretation
   Level III (Grade 6-8)
  Benchmark 6.Uses appropriate tools (including computer hardware and software) and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret scientific data
   Vocabulary terms
A.  computer hardware
B.  computer software
C.  data analysis tool
D.  data analysis technique
E.  data collection tool
F.  data collection technique
G.  data interpretation tool
H.  data interpretation technique
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Uses tools to gather scientific data  A   
  2. Uses tools to analyze scientific data   
  3. Uses tools to interpret scientific data   
  4. Uses techniques to gather scientific data   
  5. Uses techniques to analyze scientific data   
  6. Uses techniques to interpret scientific data   
  7. Uses computer hardware to gather scientific data   
  8. Uses computer hardware to analyze scientific data   
  9. Uses computer hardware to interpret scientific data   
  10. Uses computer software to gather scientific data   
  11. Uses computer software to analyze scientific data   
  12. Uses computer software to interpret scientific data   
  13. Knows what computer hardware and software is appropriate for gathering, analyzing, or interpreting data   
  14. Knows when computer hardware and software is appropriate for gathering, analyzing, or interpreting data   
  15. Knows processes involved in the use of computer hardware and software related to scientific investigations   


 A  = Assessment items available

Citation Log: BP(IBCE,20;​IBPE,20;​N2I,94;​NEI,31;​NSE,118;​SE,145;​TE,77)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
*   McREL Report
2   Project 2061: Benchmarks for Science Literacy
CA   CDE: Science Framework for California Public Schools
CB   College Board Standards for College Success
DoD   Department of Defense curriculum for Prekindergarten science
FR   France: Pre-Elementary School Program
H   Headstart Child Outcomes Framework
IB1   International Baccalaureate: Primary Years Programme curriculum documents
IB2   International Baccalaureate: Middle Years Program Sciences Guide
IBB   International Baccalaureate: Biology
IBC   International Baccalaureate: Chemistry
IBE   International Baccalaureate: Environmental Systems and Societies Guide
IBP   International Baccalaureate: Physics
IL   Illinois Early Learning Standards
K   Standards for Success
L   Louisana Pre-Kindergarten Content Standards
MH   McGraw-Hill: Pre-Kindergarten Standards: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning
N1   New Standards: Elementary School
N12   NAEP: Released items for grade 12
N2   New Standards: Middle School
N3   New Standards: High School
N4   NAEP: Released items for grade 4
N8   NAEP: Released items for grade 8
NE   National Environmental Education Standards
NS   Science Assessment & Item Specifications for 2009 NAEP, Prepub. Ed.
NZ   New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum
OL   Ocean Literacy: The essential principles of ocean sciences
P   Pearsall: NSTA: The Content Core
R   Russia: Beginnings: The Fundamentals of Preschool Education
S   NRC: National Science Education Standards
T   TIMSS: Assesment framework for Science
T1   TIMSS: Released items for Population 1 (grade 4)
T2   TIMSS: Released items for Population 2 (grade 8)
T3   TIMSS: Released items for the final year of secondary school (grade 12)
TX1   Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines for Science
TX2   Texas College and Career Readiness Standards
UK   United Kingdom: Desirable Outcomes for Children’s Learning

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document