What are the Next Generation Science Standards?

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a set of science education standards being developed based on a vision for science education established by the Framework for K-12 Science Education published by the National Research Council in 2011. Publication of the Framework was the first of a two-step process to produce a set of Next Generation Science Standards for voluntary adoption by the states.


Where can I find the NGSS?

Information on the progress of the NGSS (including drafts for public review as they are released) is available at http://www.nextgenscience.org



What is the Framework for K-12 Science Education?
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13165#description

The Framework is a document that outlines a broad set of expectations for science and engineering education in grades K-12. It is the first of a two-stage process to produce a next generation set of science standards for voluntary adoption by states.





Revised Strand Map aligned to NGSS


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