For Parents

The following resources may be helpful to parents. 


The criteria described here are intended to be a useful resource for anyone developing and/or evaluating statewide summative assessments aligned to their Framework-based three-dimensional science standards. 

With a new federal spending bill signed into law on March 23, 2018, STEM advocates are celebrating increased funding for programs and initiatives in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Several provisions in ESSA allow—and even encourage—the use of federal funds to support STEM education.​ This table provides an overview.

This provides an overview on how to read the standards.

This infographic shows how classrooms and schools will look different with the Next Generation Science Standards.

This infographic shows that we've made major advances in science and technology and gained a better understanding of how students learn these subjects since last major standards revisions in the 90s.

This fact sheet provides basic information about the Next Generation Science Standards.

This pdf provides an introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards.

This resource can be printed as portable 8 x 4 inch cards and contain high-level information about the NGSS. The cards can be easily printed on cardstock and disseminated at events. 

The NGSS Parent Guides are available for Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The resources are designed for parents and  illustrate how the NGSS are a powerful foundation to help students build a cohesive understanding of science over time.

These documents describe examples of what students can learn in NGSS classrooms.