Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) establish guidelines for Science instruction. NGSS-aligned science standards set expectations for what students should know by the end of every grade level in the three dimensions of science:
- Crosscutting Concepts
- Core Ideas
Next Generation Science Standards
Outlines the new K–12 science standards based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council. These standards are rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades, and provide an internationally benchmarked science education to all students.
Provides videos and handouts on NGSS and Delaware's enhanced science assessment for teachers and principals to share across schools, in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and with families.
Provides an overview of Delaware science standards through the years that led to the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
An explanation of standards placement for grades 6-12 created by the Delaware Next Generation Science Standards Review Committee.
NGSS Implementation in Delaware
Outlines Delaware's implementation plan for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Provides a timeline for Delaware's implementation plan for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Implementation: What’s Different, and do they matter?
This section provides teachers and administrators STEM Teaching Tools for how to implement the next generation science standards. The briefs give insights on how to provide professional development that supports learning, choosing multiple instructional models for teaching the practices and guidelines on what building administrators should know about the new vision in science.
For more information on Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in Delaware, contact Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development at 302-735-4180.