For Districts

The following resources may be helpful to district administrators and for planning at the district level.

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.

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

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.