Appendix D - cmasescience

Next Generation Science
Standards Public Release II
January 18, 2012
Lesley Merritt
Virginia Rhame
Goals for the day . . .
• What questions will we not be able to answer?
– Implementation questions---probably the ones you most
care about!
• Assessment
• Specific content at each grade level
• Adoption vs. Implementation
• The goals for the day. . .
– Increase understanding of Framework for K-12 Sci Ed
– Collaborate to provide in depth feedback on the second
draft of the NGSS
– Deepen your understanding of ???
K-12 Science Education
Spring 2013
Achieve Inc., 2011
Three Dimensions Intertwined
• The NGSS are written as
• NGSS will require
contextual application of
the three dimensions by
Science and Engineering Practices
1. Asking questions (science) and defining problems
2. Design and using models
3. Planning and carrying out investigations
4. Analyzing and interpreting data
5. Using mathematics and computational thinking
6. Developing explanations (science) and designing solutions
7. Engaging in argument
8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Crosscutting Concepts
2.Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
3.Scale, proportion, and quantity
4.Systems and system models
5.Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and
6.Structure and function
7.Stability and change
New Content
 Appendices have been added to support the NGSS and in response to feedback
 Appendix A – Conceptual Shifts
 Appendix B – Responses to May Public Feedback
 Appendix C – College and Career Readiness
 Appendix D – All Standards, All Students
 Appendix E – Disciplinary Core Idea Progressions in the NGSS
 Appendix F – Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS
 Appendix G – Crosscutting Concepts in the NGSS
 Appendix H – Nature of Science
 Appendix I – Engineering Design, Technology, and the Applications of Science
in the NGSS
 Appendix J – Model Course Mapping in Middle and High School
 Appendix K – Connections to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
DCI Progressions (Appendix E)
• Access at Lesley’s wiki,
• Matrix describes the content at each grade band for
each disciplinary core idea across K-12.
• Helped the NGSS writers ensure progression across
grades or grade bands
• This progression is for reference only. The full
progressions can be seen in the Framework.
• This document in no way endorses separating the
disciplinary core ideas from the other two dimensions
Science and Engineering Practices
(Appendix F)
Guiding Principles
• Students in grades K-12 should engage in all of the eight
practices over each grade band.
• Practices grow in complexity and sophistication across the
• Each practice may reflect science or engineering.
• Practices represent what students are expected to do, and are
not teaching methods or curriculum.
• The eight practices are not separate; they intentionally overlap
and interconnect.
• Performance expectations focus on some but not all capabilities
associated with a practice.
Appendix F has a progression matrix for each practice.
Crosscutting Concepts
(Appendix G)
• Meant to give students an organizational structure
to understand the world
• Helps students make sense of and connect core
ideas across disciplines and grade bands
• Not intended as additional content
• Matrix shows a complete listing of the specific CCC
used in the NGSS at K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Nature of Science
(Appendix H)
• One goal of science education is to help students
understand the nature of scientific knowledge.
• Four themes extend the scientific and engineering
practices and four themes extend the crosscutting
• The matrix describes learning outcomes for the
themes at grade bands for K-2, 3-5, middle school,
and high school.
Nature of Science (Appendix H)
Practices Matrix
Nature of Science (Appendix H)
Crosscutting Concepts Matrix
Model Course Pathways
(Appendix J)
1. The model course maps are as much models of process for
planning courses and sequences as they are models of end
2. The models utilize the foundational ideas and organization
of the Framework.
3. All students are expected to accomplish all of the
performance expectations (PEs) of the NGSS.
4. The Next Generation Science Standards are student
outcomes and are explicitly NOT curriculum.
5. The performance expectations are grade band endpoints.
Model Course Pathways - continued
(Appendix J)
Three model course maps (MS, HS) are included for consideration:
1. Conceptual Progressions Model (6-8 and 9-12) — Course 1,
Course 2, and Course 3 are integrated courses
2. Science Domains Model (6-8 and 9-12) — Life Science,
Physical Science, Earth and Space Science are courses aligned
to the DCI’s of the Framework
3. Modified Science Domains Model (9-12) — Biology, Chemistry,
and Physics are courses aligned to DCI’s in traditionally taught
Closer Look at a Performance Expectation
• Performance expectations combine practices, core ideas, and
crosscutting concepts into a single statement of what is to be
• They are not instructional strategies or objectives for a lesson.
• Remember that the expectations are what the students need to
be able to at the end of that grade.
Grade Level and Disciplinary Study Groups
Earth & Space Science
Physical Science
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Best-case scenario, but go where you prefer.
Feedback Form for Survey
Access the NGSS Standards
and Survey
Reading the Standards Online
• Arranged by DCI or Topic
• Pop-ups
– Refer back to the Framework
– May be turned on or off
• Color options
Structure of the NGSS Survey
Available in two different arrangements
 by Topic
 by Disciplinary Core Idea.
 It is recommended that you take the version of the survey that
corresponds to the arrangement of the NGSS that you review.
Each version of the survey has three main sections
 Respondent Information
 General Survey on ALL K-12 Standards
 The Science Standards
How to Complete the NGSS Survey
To complete the survey, follow these five easy steps
1. Register and receive your participation code
2. Complete the Respondent Information (optional)
3. Complete the General Survey on ALL K-12 Standards (optional)
4. Complete the questions on the performance standards
5. Submit your responses
Click here register
In order to participate in the survey, you do not need to provide feedback on all the standards.
 You may provide feedback on a single standard, or for as many standards as you would like.
 Respondent Information and General Survey sections are optional, but we encourage you to
complete them.
 Standards can easily be accessed via the survey's table of contents.
NGSS Public Release II/Timeline
Goal: To distribute and receive feedback from interested
stakeholders; and continue the transparent development
process to enable states to be prepared to consider
adoption of NGSS
 The standards opened for review at 2:00 p.m. CST on
January 8, 2013.
 The review period will end on January 29, 2013.
 The standards and the survey can be accessed at
 Final Release – March of 2013
Next Steps in Arkansas
Review Draft
NGSS and
complete survey
Continue to teach
the Arkansas
Become familiar
with the Practices
(suggest NSTA
Begin to
incorporate the
Practices into your
Participation Survey
Please be sure to have all participants submit the
participation survey!

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