The National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve have embarked on a two-step process to develop the Next Generation Science Standards.
Step One: Getting the Science Right The National Research Council began by developing the Framework for K-12 Science Education. The Framework is a critical first step because it is grounded in the most current research on science and science learning and identifies the science all K-12 students should know.
Step Two: States Developing Next Generation Science Standards In a process managed by Achieve, 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.
Read more at nextgenscience.org.
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