Achieve today released PEEC, the Primary Evaluation of Essential Criteria for NGSS Instructional Materials Design. PEEC takes the compelling vision for science education as described in A Framework for K-12 Science Education and as embodied in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and operationalizes it for two purposes:
This suite of NGSS Parent Guides illustrates how the standards are a powerful foundation to help students build a cohesive understanding of science over time. The parent guides are available for Grades K-2, Grade 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12.
Achieve today released two documents examining some lessons learned from the California K-8 Early Implementation Initiative. The initiative began in August 2014 and was developed by the K-12 Alliance at WestEd, with close collaborative input on its design and objectives from the State Board of Education, the California Department of Education, and Achieve.
Achieve released the NGSS District Implementation Indicators, a document outlining important indicators of successful NGSS implementation at the district level and highlighting examples of measurable action steps that districts can take to clearly define and achieve desired implementation goals.