The vision laid out in the Framework identifies what students need to know and be able to do to be a functional citizen, which includes being scientifically literate and an effective member of the U.S. workforce.
The NGSS will be the US K-12 science standards created through a collaborative, state-led process. To date, 26 Lead Partner States, including Arizona, are providing leadership to the writing teams and to other states as they consider adoption of the NGSS.
The Arizona Science Lab is a contributing partner to this effort. Our experienced engineering management team is actively participating in the review and critique process. We are in the process of mapping all of our workshops to the NGSS and plan to be fully compliant with the standard.
Below are links to the NGSS website and current version of the standard:
The NGSS Website
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is a joint effort between the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve to create the foundation for all students to have a solid K-12 science education. The new standards are based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education, which was developed by the National Research Council, the staffing arm of the National Academy of Sciences, and released in July 2011.