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Final Draft of NGSS Now Available –
After an extensive year and a half development process, the final draft of the NGSS is now available. Based on the National Research Council’s (NRC) A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, the NGSS were developed by 26 Lead State Partners, including California. The draft standards underwent numerous private and public reviews, with thousands of comments submitted to Achieve, Inc., the non-profit managing partner of the NGSS.
The NGSS and supporting Appendices can be found on the Achieve, Inc. website at: Next Generation Science Standards .
California Begins Process for Adopting New Science Standards - As required by Senate Bill 300, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) is required to recommend new Science Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve based upon the NGSS. Senate Bill 1200 requires these new science standards to be presented to the State Board of Education (SBE) by July 31, 2013. The SBE must adopt, modify, or reject the presented standards by November 30, 2103.
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