Generation Science Standards, and Common Career Technical Core (CCTE) Standards. The Ford Fund STEAMLab project believes in providing clear and consistent learning goals to help prepare students for career, college and life success. By including and aligning to these standards, we are clearly defining the expectations for students and ensuring teacher support. These standards are research and evidence based, require higher-order thinking skills, and prepare all students for success regardless of their life path. While the standards set specific goals, it is our hope that teachers will ensure a range of support measures to ensure mastery at all learning levels and student needs.