Critical Stakeholders

During development of the NGSS, Critical Stakeholders were selected; distinguished individuals and organizations that represent education, science, business and industry and who have interest in the Next Generation Science Standards. The members were drawn from all 50 states and have expertise in:

  • Elementary, middle and high school science from both urban and rural communities
  • Special education and English language acquisition
  • Postsecondary education
  • State standards and assessments
  • Cognitive science, life science, physical science, earth/space science, and engineering/technology
  • Mathematics and Literacy
  • Business and industry
  • Workforce development
  • Education policy

The Critical Stakeholders critiqued successive, confidential drafts of the standards and provided feedback to the writers and states, giving special attention to their areas of expertise.