Educators from the R.I. Department of Education recently completed a “road show” on what next-generation science standards will look like in the classroom when they are implemented over the next three years.
A group of 18 exerienced science, math and engineering teachers and administrators developed model tasks for K-12 classrooms. The innovation: these tasks integrate the Next Generations Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M).
After months of public outreach, on Sept. 19 Delaware became the seventh state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with a unanimous 6-0 vote from the State Board of Education. The NGSS were developed by Delaware and 25 other lead state partners in a process managed by Achieve.
Since the development and release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), leaders in science, K–12 education, higher education, business, technology, and research have voiced their support for the NGSS as a high-quality set of K–12 science standards that will better prepare students for college and careers
Today, the American Physical Society's Committee on Education released a statement endorsing the NGSS. Earlier this month, the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education also issued a statement in support of the NGSS.
Recognizing both the essential importance of training in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and the reduction of the United States’ competitive economic edge, members of the business community stand ready to work with states and communities in support of the implementation of the NGSS.
The development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is nearing completion, and the final release of the NGSS is anticipated in the second week in April (April 8-12). Thousands of comments received during the second public comment period have been reviewed and are being carefully incorporated into the standards.