The standards are now available at www.nextgenscience.org. The new standards establish learning expectations in science for K–12 students combining three important dimensions—science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts. NGSS provides a cohesive approach to science instruction that will significantly change the way science is taught and learned.
Twenty-six states led the development of NGSS in a process managed by Achieve. The 41-member writing team included many classroom teachers. The standards are based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education from the National Research Council (NRC). Achieve also partnered with NSTA, NRC, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the standards’ development.
Read News Articles on NGSS Hot Off the Press
Education Week’s Erik Robelen highlights the release of the new standards in his piece "Common Science Standards Make Formal Debut." Read the full story, including comments from NSTA’s Executive Director, David Evans, here.
The New York Times invites readers to share their thoughts on the NGSS. Watch a short video, read background, and post your comments here.