Next Generation Science Standards Adoption Map

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The final version of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were released April 9, 2013.

Academic Benchmarks has captured the Achieve NGSS document by Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI) and By Topic arrangements. Academic Benchmarks has also captured 4 appendices to date, including:  Science and Engineering Practices (Appendix F), Crosscutting Concepts (Appendix G), NGSS Nature of Science Nature of Science (Appendix H) and NGSS Science, Technology, Society, and the Environment (Appendix J). We continue to capture the state-arranged documents of NGSS.

Please contact the Support Team for more information. The highlighted states have adopted NGSS standards.

NGSS Adoption Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How were the NGSS standards developed?
A: The National Research Council (NRC) developed The Framework for K-12 Science Education, which served as the foundation for a 26-state led movement to draft the NGSS with funding from the Carnegie Corporation, coordination from Achieve, Inc. and input from leading science groups, such as NSTA. The Frameworks included critical “dimensions” of science education, including PracticesCrosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas. These dimensions help shape the structure of the NGSS.

Q: What domains are included in the NGSS?
A: Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences, Engineering, Technology and Applications of Science.

Q: Do I need permission to use the NGSS?
A: Please refer to the NGSS Trademark and Copyright Guidelines to determine the level of permission needed for your specific application of the standards.

Q: Where can I find additional information about NGSS?
A: Both the NGSS website by Achieve, Inc and The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have posted FAQs for the NGSS on their websites.