A New Foundation for Science Education: The Development of the Next Generation Science Standards

This brief is intended as an overview for policy leaders who need a concise summary of why and how the NGSS were developed, important ways in which they differ from current state standards, and considerations as they determine whether the NGSS will be adopted in their respective states.

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Provides overview of how science concepts were agreed on, as well as how the standards were developed. Includes considerations for state policymakers. This brief provides useful background information and guidance for policy makers involved with the implementation of Next Generation Science Standards.