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Next Generation Science Standards

Last updated: July 30, 2014

The NGSS Implementation Process Has Begun!

The implementation 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 Next 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 a few 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 today.