The following resources may be helpful to state education leaders.
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.
NGSS Appendices A through M provide background and detail about the standards, along with some implementation models.
This fact sheet provides basic information about the Next Generation Science Standards.
This pdf provides an introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards.
This document provides an overview of the structure of the Next Generation Science Standards.
This resource seeks to focus educators and curriculum developers on the critical innovations within the NGSS and dig deeply into materials to (1) evaluate the presence of those innovations and (2) answer the question "How thoroughly are these science instructional materials designed for the NGSS?"
This Achieve document provides a summary of key findings from a survey on public attitudes toward science standards.
This National Research Council document provides guidance for schools and districts on how best to support teachers' learning and how to implement successful programs for professional development.