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.
TAPinto.netRandolph Board of Education Hears Presentation on Next Generation Science StandardsTAPinto.netRANDOLPH, NJ - At Tuesday's meeting, the Randolph Middle School and High School STEM supervisors presented the Next Generation Science Standards and Randolph's plan to implement them throughout the school district. “Our STEM supervisors can ...and more »
Las Vegas Review-JournalClark County Wetlands Park becomes classroom for the dayLas Vegas Review-JournalAbout 20 local educators stepped away from their lesson planning and ungraded homework Saturday morning to take nature walks and network with other teachers who are still adapting to the Next Generation Science Standards adopted in Nevada in 2014.and more »
Wyoming TribuneState education board approves new K-12 science standardsThe Daily ProgressThe first attempt was halted in 2014 over concern about the use of Next Generation Science Standards, which were developed by organizations outside the state. Some objected to how the Next Generation standards addressed human-caused global ...New science standards approved by the Wyoming Board of EducationWyoming TribuneState Board of Education Approves New Science StandardsKgabEducation board adopts new science standardsThe Sheridan Press (subscription)all 7 news articles »
UD DailyOutstanding teacherUD DailyHe has been instrumental in developing a science curriculum based on the Next Generation Science Standards in this academically rigorous and student-centered STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and arts school. “My courses are ...
On the nature of teaching and the next generation of plant scientistsAm J BotanyIn states embracing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States, 2013) or similar standards, pressure on middle and high school teachers to focus on the practices of science and on data interpretation skills is growing. High-stakes test ...