Tag Archives: Framework for K-12 Science Education
At the recent National Science Teacher’s Association (NSTA) conference in Indianapolis, I had the opportunity to hear from some of the writers of the Framework for K-12 Science Education, as well as several people involved in the writing of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Who is writing the standards and when will they be written? While answers for many major questions about the standards will have to wait until the first public draft comes out in the next month or so, here are answers to some frequently asked questions I heard at the conference for anyone wanting an overview of the standards and framework.
Achieve, Inc. is coordinating a group of 26 lead states in writing the standards. Two public drafts will be released. The first is expected to be released in late April or early May (several months behind the initial schedule), the second in the fall, and final standards are expected to be released for consideration for adoption next winter (2012-2013).