A goal for developing the NGSS was to create a set of research-based, up-to-date K–12 science standards. These standards give local educators the flexibility to design classroom learning experiences that stimulate students’ interests in science and prepares them for college, careers, and citizenship.
- 1 Why is NGSS important?
- 2 Why was NGSS created?
- 3 What is the key vision for NGSS?
- 4 How does the NGSS work?
- 5 Is NGSS mandatory?
- 6 What is the NGSS framework?
- 7 What is the NGSS assessment?
- 8 How did the NGSS come to be?
- 9 What is an NGSS performance expectation?
- 10 What are NGSS evidence statements?
- 11 Is NGSS part of Common Core?
- 12 When was NGSS created?
- 13 How are the NGSS standards different?
- 14 How are NGSS standards structured?
Why is NGSS important?
The NGSS for California emphasize the importance of having a deep understanding of science concepts and engaging in scientific thinking. The integration of skills and practices across the content areas as the foundation of STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.
Why was NGSS created?
Goal. The purposes of the standards include combatting ignorance of science, creating common standards for teaching in the U.S., and developing greater interest in science among students so that more of them choose to major in science and technology in college.
What is the key vision for NGSS?
The vision of the Framework and the NGSS is to engage students in the core ideas through the integration of science and engineering practices while making connections to the crosscutting concepts.
How does the NGSS work?
The NGSS and other Framework-based standards ask educators and students to approach teaching, learning, and monitoring student progress in new and different ways, grounded in students making sense of phenomena and solving problems using the three dimensions of science together.
Is NGSS mandatory?
As mandated by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, California is required to give the science test to 5th- and 8th-grade students, and once to each student in high school beginning in 10th grade.
What is the NGSS framework?
It calls for a new approach to science education based in scientific and educational research. The NGSS draws its content across the three dimensions, as well as the three-dimensional approach to learning, from The Framework.
What is the NGSS assessment?
The Next Generation Science Assessment (NGSA) group is a multi-institutional collaborative that is applying the evidence-centered design approach to create classroom-ready assessments for teachers to use formatively to gain insights into their students’ progress on achieving the NGSS performance expectations.
How did the NGSS come to be?
The team of scientists and educators who created the Next Generation Science Standards came from all over the United States. As the staffing arm of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, or NRC, was responsible for convening a committee to identify what science all K-12 students should know.
What is an NGSS performance expectation?
The NGSS performance expectations provide a foundation for rigorous advanced courses in science or engineering that some students may choose to take. They are statements of what students should be able to do after instruction.
What are NGSS evidence statements?
NGSS Evidence Statements provide educators with additional detail on what students should know and be able to do. These Evidence Statements describe a detailed look at the NGSS performance expectations.
Is NGSS part of Common Core?
The NGSS incorporates the Common Core Standards in Mathematics by focusing on how math practices line up with what you need to know to perform work in each scientific discipline. The crossovers listed for each NGSS performance expectation are taken from these Common Core mathematical practices.
When was NGSS created?
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were released in 2013.
How are the NGSS standards different?
Standards are no longer just separate facts that students need to know. Three-dimensional learning is the key to understanding the NGSS. It means that the standards are no longer just separate facts that students need to know.
How are NGSS standards structured?
The standards are organized in a table with three main sections: 1) performance expectation(s), 2) the foundation boxes, and 3) the connection boxes. As states, districts, and educators implement the NGSS, this video can serve as an introduction to help understand how the standards are organized.