End of instruction goals or benchmarks for student proficiency.

International Science Standards Benchmarking Study

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.

A short document summarizing the development of the NGSS and why K-12 science standards are important. 

This video underscores why the time is right to use the Next Generation Science Standards.