What is CPALMS?
CPALMS is a state wide infrastructure project to build information systems and tools to support the implementation of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS). The project is led by the Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (FCR-STEM) at Florida State University (FSU). CPALMS is collaboration between K-12 teachers, researchers, the Florida Department of Education, universities, district curriculum specialists, and many others.
In order to effectively support the NGSSS, CPALMS is redesigning several key information systems and creating a framework for others to follow and integrate. The three main information systems are: Standards Information System, Course Information System and Standards-Based Resource Information System. The Standards Information System is the core of all components providing direct access and connection to the standards. By integrating these systems, CPALMS will: