BPS CTE Technology and Engineering Standards Book

Grade Levels

HS (Grades 9-12)

TEC-HS.1    Standard 1 - Nature and Characteristics of Technology and Engineering
  • TEC-HS.1.01    Explain how the world around them guides technological development and engineering design.
  • TEC-HS.1.02    Assess how similarities and differences among scientific, mathematical, engineering, and technological knowledge and skills contributed to the design of a product or system.
  • TEC-HS.1.03    Analyze the rate of technological development and predict future diffusion and adoption of new technologies.
  • TEC-HS.1.04    Conduct research to inform intentional inventions and innovations that address specific needs and wants.
  • TEC-HS.1.05    Develop a plan that incorporates knowledge from science, mathematics, and other disciplines to design or improve a technological product of system.
TEC-HS.2    Standard 2 - Core Concepts of Technology and Engineering
  • TEC-HS.2.01    Demonstrate the use of conceptual, graphical, virtual, mathematical, and physical modeling to identify conflicting considerations before the entire system is developed and to aid in design decision making.
  • TEC-HS.2.02    Diagnose a flawed system embedded within a larger technological, social, or environmental system.
  • TEC-HS.2.03    Analyze the stability of a technological system and how it is influenced by all the components in the system, especially those in the feedback loop.
  • TEC-HS.2.04    Select resources that involve tradeoffs between competing values, such as availability, cost, desirability, and waste, while solving problems.
  • TEC-HS.2.05    Cite examples of the criteria and constraints of a product or system and how they affect final design.
  • TEC-HS.2.06    Implement quality control as a planned process to ensure that a product, service, or system meets established criteria.
  • TEC-HS.2.07    Use management processes in planning, organizing, and controlling work.
TEC-HS.3    Standard 3 - Integration of Knowledge, Technologies, and Practices
  • TEC-HS.3.01    Analyze how technology transfer occurs when a user applies an existing innovation developed for one function to a different purpose.
  • TEC-HS.3.02    Evaluate how technology enhances opportunities for new products and services through globalization.
  • TEC-HS.3.03    Connect technological progress to the advancement of other areas of knowledge, and vice versa.
TEC-HS.4    Standard 4 - Impact of Technology
  • TEC-HS.4.01    Evaluate ways that technology can impact individuals, society, and the environment.
  • TEC-HS.4.02    Critique whether existing and proposed technologies use resources sustainably.
  • TEC-HS.4.03    Assess a technology that minimizes resource use and resulting waste to achieve a goal.
  • TEC-HS.4.04    Develop a solution to a technological problem that has the least negative environmental and social impact.
  • TEC-HS.4.05    Evaluate how technologies alter human health and capabilities.
TEC-HS.5    Standard 5 - Influence of Society on Technological Development
  • TEC-HS.5.01    Evaluate a technological innovation that arose from a specific society‚Äôs unique need or want.
  • TEC-HS.5.02    Evaluate a technological innovation that was met with societal resistance, impacting its development.
  • TEC-HS.5.03    Design an appropriate technology for use in a different culture.
TEC-HS.6    Standard 6 - History of Technology
  • TEC-HS.6.01    Relate how technological development has been evolutionary, often the result of a series of refinements to basic inventions or technological knowledge.
  • TEC-HS.6.02    Verify that the evolution of civilization has been directly affected by, and has in turn affected, the development and use of tools, materials, and processes.
  • TEC-HS.6.03    Evaluate how technology has been a powerful force in reshaping social, cultural, political, and economic landscapes throughout history.
  • TEC-HS.6.04    Analyze how the Industrial Revolution resulted in the development of mass production, sophisticated transportation, and communication systems, advanced construction practices, and improved education and leisure time.
  • TEC-HS.6.05    Investigate the widespread changes that have resulted from the Information Age, which has placed emphasis on the processing and exchange of information.
TEC-HS.7    Standard 7 - Design in Technology and Engineering Education
  • TEC-HS.7.01    Determine the best approach by evaluating the purpose of the design.
  • TEC-HS.7.02    Document trade-offs in the technology and engineering design process to produce the optimal design.
  • TEC-HS.7.03    Optimize a design by addressing desired qualities within criteria and constraints.
  • TEC-HS.7.04    Apply principles of human-centered design.
  • TEC-HS.7.05    Illustrate principles, elements, and factors of design.
  • TEC-HS.7.06    Implement the best possible solution to a design.
  • TEC-HS.7.07    Apply a broad range of design skills to their design process.
  • TEC-HS.7.08    Apply a broad range of making skills to their design process.
TEC-HS.8    Standard 8 - Applying, Maintaining, and Assessing Technological Products and Systems
  • TEC-HS.8.01    Use various approaches to communicate processes and procedures for using, maintaining, and assessing technological products and systems.
  • TEC-HS.8.02    Develop a device or system for the marketplace.
  • TEC-HS.8.03    Apply appropriate methods to diagnose, adjust, and repair systems to ensure precise, safe, and proper functionality.
  • TEC-HS.8.04    Synthesize data and analyze trends to make decisions about technological products, systems, or processes.
  • TEC-HS.8.05    Interpret the results of technology assessment to guide policy development.