Announcement: The operation of NSDL has been transferred to ISKME's OER Commons (effective December, 2014) - Read the news release.
This documentation describes the policies, procedures, and services that existed while NSDL was operated by UCAR.
Note to developers: The Strand Map Service has Moved!
As of December 2014, the SMS APIs have moved to a new location.
The APIs access a database based on the learning goals from the AAAS Benchmarks for Science Literacy and the visualizations from the AAAS Atlas of Science Literacy (AAAS Project 2061), which demonstrate the connectedness of ideas and skills that students should develop over time.
The SMS is produced by researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Digital Learning Sciences, and is based on the strand maps developed by Project 2061 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and published in the Atlas of Science Literacy, Volumes 1 and 2 (2001 and 2007, AAAS Project 2061 and the National Science Teachers Association). The Benchmarks for Science Literacy and all other AAAS content copyright American Association for the Advancement of Science, all rights reserved.
The Benchmarks for Science Literacy and all other AAAS content copyright American Association for the Advancement of Science, all rights reserved.