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Next Generation Science Standards

Last updated: July 10, 2014

CSTA and NSTA Have Teamed Up to Offer a Blended Learning Experience: Shifting Instructions Through Practices: NGSS and Common Core in California School

CSTA and NSTA will launch this program on December 6, 2014 after the conclusion of the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference – in Collaboration with CSTA. There will be a webinar in the spring and a final one-day program in the summer of 2015. Cynthia Passmore, associate professor at UC Davis and Kathy DiRanna, director of the K–12 Alliance at WestED have developed a multi-faceted and rich learning experience around NGSS and CCSS for California educators. Click for more information and registration.

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) along with its partners, including CSTA. 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.