News and Press Releases

January 2015 NGSS NOW Newsletter

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NGSS Evidence Statements for High School

The NGSS Evidence Statements for high school are now available (evidence statements for elementary and middle school are under development). These statements were developed by educators and scientists, including many members of the NGSS writing team.  The evidence statements provide additional detail on what students should know and be able to do in order to satisfy each performance expectation (PE) at the end of instruction.

December NGSS NOW Newsletter

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Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks Now Available

Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for middle and high school grades are now available. These sample tasks, written by secondary science and math teachers, provide examples of how content and practices from science and mathematics can be assessed together in classrooms.

November NGSS NOW Newsletter

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October NGSS NOW Newsletter

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September NGSS NOW Newsletter

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State Science Education Standards Comparison Tool

The State Science Education Standards Comparison Tool was released today. This tool can assist states and districts that are considering revision or adoption of science standards by guiding them through a series of questions comparing two sets of standards.

Teaching Science to Higher Standards

More than 11,000 teachers met in Boston, April 3 through 6, for the National Science Teachers Association’s (NSTA) 2014 conference on science education. The NSTA used the convention to introduce a Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Hub resource center for teachers. Read more.

EQuIP Rubric for Science Released

The Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for Lessons & Units: Science was released today. The Rubric provides criteria by which to measure the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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