For Districts

The following resources may be helpful to district administrators and for planning at the district level.

The Framework provides the foundation for the NGSS, and draws on current scientific research—including research on the ways students learn science effectively—and identifies the science all K–12 students should know.

The Accelerated Model Course Pathways document offers guidance to schools and districts seeking to organize NGSS performance expectations into a compressed time frame.

Bundling is helpful step in implementing standards because it helps students see connections between concepts and can allow more efficient use of instructional time.

Teachers across the disciplines have collaborated to write sample tasks, which are the result of a vision of integrating science, engineering, mathematics,and Language Arts in classrooms. The tasks can be used to study an example of the standards in context and of the possibilities of integration across disciplines. 

This professional learning resource provides a series of 10 modules designed to guide and support leaders to provide professional learning that builds the capacity of educators and education leaders to use the EQuIP Rubric for Science, Version 3.0. 

The Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for science provides criteria by which to measure the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to the NGSS. It can also serve as the focus of professional learning, helping educators deepen their understanding of the NGSS.

NGSS Evidence Statements provide educators with additional detail on what students should know and be able to do. These are statements of observable and measureable components that, if met, will satisfy NGSS performance expectations.

These documents provide example storylines for the DCI arrangements of the standards.

These documents provide example storylines for topics arrangements of the NGSS.

A document from the National Research Council that provides recommendations for implementing the NGSS in states, districts, and classrooms.