Resource Library

The NGSS Network States and Partners support the creation of resources to help educators and administrators as they plan and develop systems of implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. See below for links to download these materials. These resources are generally provided under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Under this license, with proper attribution, educators may use or adapt materials. See specific resources for any exceptions for licensing. Also note that these resources are intended as drafts that will continually be improved as the NGSS Network receives feedback on their effectiveness.

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

This provides an overview on how to read the standards. 

This infographic shows the Implications of the Vision of the Framework for K-12 Science Education and 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.

The Rhode Island/Delaware Instructional Materials Collaborative Brief provides an overview of an interstate collaboration to transition instructional materials toward alignment with the NGSS.

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.

The resources featured below are designed to help school and district leaders effectively manage the transition to the NGSS. This work was made possible by generous support from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr.

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