NGSS Video: How to Read the Standards


The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) represent a fundamental shift in science education and require a different approach to teaching science than has been used in the past.

According to the latest information provided by NSTA (map), 17 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the NGSS and are currently working to implement in schools and districts. These territories account for more than 35 percent of public school students in the U.S. Additionally, according to research by Achieve and a report by Education Week, nearly 45 school districts representing 734,000 students have independently adopted the NGSS.

Given the various stages of NGSS implementation across states, we are pleased to share an updated version of the How to Read the Standards video.

This video explains how the NGSS are structured and describes the different components of the organizational tables in which the standards are arranged. As a supplement to the video, we have also provided an annotated figure of the standards table arrangement that is used as an example in the video. For states or districts that have recently adopted the standards, this is a great video to share with teachers and principals as they begin implementing the NGSS. Additionally, for those states and districts that are deeper into implementation, please consider updating your websites with this latest information.

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