For States

The following resources may be helpful to state education leaders.

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.

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

This document provides an overview of the NRC Review of the NGSS.

This draft document is meant to help developers and reviewers of instructional materials answer the question: “do the materials contain or exhibit the essential features of a program aligned to the NGSS innovations?” The PEEC-Alignment document focuses on the innovations set forth in NGSS and their implications for full curriculum programs, and works together with EQuIP, which focuses only on lessons and units.

This Achieve document provides a summary of key findings from a survey on public attitudes toward science standards.

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.

The Science Science Education Standards Comparison Tool supports administrators in comparing the differences, both in purpose and structure, between different sets of standards.