NGSS Survey Report

Report of Findings: Status of Science Implementation in California 2019-2020

Results from the Science Implementation survey administered in 2020 to California educators by the California Association of Science Educators.

Executive Summary and Recommendations
As California and the nation grapple with big societal challenges such as climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, disparities in quality and access to health care, and lack of racial equity, it is abundantly clear -- now more than ever -- that there is an urgent need to make sure that students emerge from our K-12 education system equipped to understand and mediate these challenges. Ensuring that all of California’s students receive a high-quality, rigorous science education is key to accomplish this goal. Despite adoption of the CA Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS) in 2013 and coordinated efforts to support implementation across California, numerous anecdotal reports from the field began to emerge suggesting inequitable implementation of the CA NGSS state-wide, yet there was no empirical evidence to support the claim. As a result, the California Association of Science Educators (CASE) Board of Directors engaged the CASE NGSS committee to survey California educators to gather data on implementation. In the second half of 2020, CASE administered a survey to educators throughout the state to gauge the level of implementation of the CA NGSS.

Read the summary of the data collected from 594 educators across the state.