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As I wrote last week, the final Next Generation Science Standards were released on April 9, 2013. Of course, the question everyone is asking is: “What happens now?” For many of the biggest “what now?” topics, including adoption by states, implementation by schools, and eventual assessments for the standards, there are still many unknowns but [...]
After nearly two years of effort by the lead states, the writing teams, and Achieve, the final Next Generation Science Standards were released on April 9, 2013. Congratulations to all involved on reaching this historic milestone! These standards are significant because they have the potential to affect what over half of the nation’s K-12 students [...]
The second draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is now available for public comment at http://www.nextgenscience.org/. This final public draft will be available online for everyone to review and provide feedback until January 29. Following this comment period, Achieve and the lead state partners will continue revising the draft, and expect to release [...]
Several weeks ago, two prominent organizations, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Thomas Fordham Institute, each released their feedback on the first draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In both cases, the feedback was quite critical of the draft. Since this is just the first public draft, there’s lots of time [...]
At last, the first draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is available for public review! Between now and June 1, you can visit http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards, review the standards, and offer your input about what all students should know and be able to do for science in grades K-12. Achieve, Inc. has included a large amount [...]
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).