Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K-12 science standards have been released. They are rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The NGSS are based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.
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With the release of the highly-anticipated final version of the NGSS, it is now up to each state to determine whether they will adopt those standards. It is pending in New York State, waiting for (NYS) Education Department and Board of Regents to decide to adopt the NGSS for NYS schools.