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ERIC Number: ED557608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
Next Generation Science Standards: Considerations for Curricula, Assessments, Preparation, and Implementation
Best, Jane; Dunlap, Allison
McREL International
This policy brief provides an overview of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), discusses policy considerations for adopting or adapting the new standards, and presents examples from states considering or implementing the NGSS. Changing academic standards is a complex process that requires significant investments of time, money, and human resources. As such, states, districts, and schools reviewing or implementing the NGSS have much to consider. This brief outlines key questions and recommendations for policymakers to consider for: (1) Developing curricula and assessments; (2) Preparing educators for the NGSS; (3) Preparing students and families for the NGSS; and (4) Planning NGSS implementation.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: McREL International