Call for Public Comment: National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula

The APA National Standards Working Group has posted the revised National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula (Draft, 2010) for review and comment.

The National Standards promote quality instruction of psychology as a scientific discipline and provide guidance for high school psychology teachers and others responsible for development of psychology curriculum at the secondary school level.  This is the second revision of the National Standards, which was first approved in 1999 and revised in 2005.

In accordance with Association Rule 30-8, the National Standards is being circulated to APA governance groups, APA Divisions, State Psychological Associations, other organizations in psychology and education, educators, and members of the public.  At the conclusion of public comment, additional revisions will be made to the document, which will then be circulated to all APA governance groups with a request that the Council of Representatives approve as Association policy the National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula.  


All comments are to be submitted electronically via the Education Directorate Public Comment website. Comments may be submitted through May 31, 2010.  If you have any questions, contact Emily Leary at (202) 572-3013.