NGSS Alignment Claims: How Publishers Talk About the NGSS


Since the release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in 2013, educators have been looking for high-quality instructional materials that will support student instruction toward the goals of the NGSS. In response to this demand, the science instructional materials marketplace has started to fill with products and programs that make different sorts of claims about how they are connected to the NGSS.

A new resource, posted today, will help with sorting through these claims. For educators, this document will help you to recognize and begin to evaluate common claims. For publishers and other developers of science instructional materials, this document provides some ideas about how to better communicate the unique aspects of your instructional materials as they relate to the NGSS, and additionally, some ideas about the sorts of claims you might want to make in subsequent versions of your programs.

If you're at this year's NSTA conference, learn more about this resource and more from Achieve's Vanessa Wolbrink during the session: "Passing the Sniff Test: What Are Publishers Really Telling You in Their Alignment Claims?"

The session will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Central Time in America's Center Room 226.

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