End of instruction goals or benchmarks for student proficiency.

International Science Standards Benchmarking Study

A 2010 study from Achieve of the science standards from ten foreign countries – selected based on their strong performance on international assessments. This study informed the development of the NRC Framework and the Next Generation Science Standards.

A short document summarizing the development of the NGSS and why K-12 science standards are important. 

Video: Why NGSS?

This video underscores why the time is right to use the Next Generation Science Standards.

The Science Science Education Standards Comparison Tool supports administrators in comparing the differences, both in purpose and structure, between different sets of standards.