Achieve, Inc. has released the second draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a set of voluntary, rigorous, internationally benchmarked science standards, for public review. Tennessee, in conjunction with 25 other states developed the standards, which identify science and engineering practices and content that all K-12 students should master in order to be fully prepared for college and meaningful careers.
The standards themselves and instructions on how to provide feedback are available at http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards. Comments are welcome until January 29, 2013. Interested students, teachers, scientists, engineers, and parents are encouraged to comment on the second NGSS draft in preparation for the final version of the science standards that is expected to be released in March 2013.Learn More »
The National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve embarked on a two-step process to develop the Next Generation Science Standards.
In a process managed by Achieve, Inc., 26 states will lead the development of K–12 science standards, rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally-benchmarked science education. The NGSS will be based on the Framework and will prepare students for college and careers. The NGSS will be developed collaboratively with states and other stakeholders in science, science education, higher education and industry. Additional review and guidance will be provided by advisory committees composed of nationally-recognized leaders in science and science education as well as business and industry. As part of the development process, the standards will undergo multiple reviews from many stakeholders including two public drafts, allowing all who have a stake in science education an opportunity to inform the development of the standards. This process will produce a set of high quality, college- and career-ready K–12 Next Generation Science Standards ready for state adoption.
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Patch.comCal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert Campus Hosting Second Annual Teachers SummitPatch.com... feature keynote addresses by education leaders, TED-style EdTalks presented by local teachers, and Edcamp discussions on timely topics such as the California Standards in English/Language Arts and Math and the Next Generation Science Standards.
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