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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Science Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
National Research Council Reports Related to the Next Generation Science Standards
The Board on Science Education has released multiple reports related to the development and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards and the board's work in this area continues.
Framework Report Cover A Framework for K-12 Science Education:
Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas


The framework identifies the key scientific ideas and practices all students should learn by the end of high school.  The framework served as the foundation for the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Science Assessment Cover Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards

Implementing a new vision for how students should learn science will require new kinds of assessments.  This report recommends strategies for assessing student progress in learning science as laid out in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Literacy for Science Literacy for Science: Exploring the Intersection of the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core for ELA Standards – A Workshop Summary

Common Core standards in English/Language Arts were developed separately from the Next Generation Science Standards, but there are areas where the standards in each subject overlap.  The Board on Science Education held a workshop to discuss possible areas of synergy and ways to avoid conflicts in interpretation when working across the standards.  The report summarizes presentations and discussions at the workshop.

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Implementing NGSS A Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards

This report identifies changes that should be made to various parts of the education system in order to successfully implement the standards. 

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