Last updated: September 19, 2014
The NGSS Implementation Process Has Begun!
of new standards for science will be a multi-faceted, multi-year
project that will involve many teachers, organizations, and
the state. An
implementation plan is being developed by the California Department
of Education (CDE) and CDE is currently accepting
public comment on the draft plan. Public comment will be accepted
until COB on August 25, 2014. Aspects of that plan
will address the following components (among others):
California Adopts the Next Generation Science Standards
In the fall of 2013 California formally adopted the
Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools,
K-12 and Appendices
A-M. These standards are essentially the Next
Generation Science Standards as released by Achieve with
minor changes to seven clarification statements. California
also adopted to options
for middle school learning progressions, a preferred
integrated learning progression and an alternative discipline-specific
learning progression, both
are available on the CDE NGSS web page.
CSTA, through the support of its members, has developed this
website to provide resources and information to all California
science educators regarding the Next Generation Science Standards.
Please use the links on the left to navigate through the pages.
If you find this information useful, and you are not currently
a member of CSTA, please consider joining