NGSS Lesson Screener

The purpose of the NGSS Lesson Screener (or NGSS Screening Tool) is to quickly review a lesson to determine: (1) whether a lesson being developed or revised is on the right track; (2) if a lesson warrants further review using the Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for Lessons & Units: Science; and (3) to what extent a group of reviewers have a common understanding of the NGSS or designing lessons for the NGSS.

For the purposes of using the lesson screener, a lesson is defined as a coherent set of instructional activities and assessments that may extend over several class periods or days; it is not just a single activity. Download the resource below.