For Teachers

The following resources may be helpful to classroom educators.


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 upcoming events or speaking engagements. 

The purposes of this document are to introduce principals to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and provide a general overview of the key instructional and conceptual shifts required by the NGSS. 

This document provides an overview of the structure of the Next Generation Science Standards. 


This resource seeks to focus educators and curriculum developers on the critical innovations within the NGSS and dig deeply into materials to (1) evaluate the presence of those innovations and (2) answer the question "How thoroughly are these science instructional materials designed for the NGSS?"

Phenomena are an essential part of implementing the NGSS. But what are phenomena, and how can they be used?

This National Research Council document provides guidance for schools and districts on how best to support teachers' learning and how to implement successful programs for professional development (PD).

A report from the National Research Council that helps guide approaches to classroom assessment.

This document shows all NGSS performance expectations grouped by topic.


The EQuIP Rubric for Science Detailed Guidance provides details on each of the 19 EQuIP Rubric criteria, including what they look like in materials, connections between the criteria, and some common pitfalls. 

This video describes one example of bundling NGSS performance expectations within one course in high school.