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Report
Next Generation Science
Standards Update
NRC Fidelity Review
 The NGSS have passed a fidelity review by the NRC.
 The review panel was made up of some members from the
actual Framework committee and other experts who were
familiar with the Framework and NGSS.
 The National Academies Press will publish the NGSS in print
form. This represents the first time in its history that the NAP
is publishing a report that was not developed by a committee
or board of the National Academies.
NGSS State Adoption Update
Congratulations
Rhode Island
Kentucky*
Business Support
 Businesses are critical partners in the successful
adoption and implementation of the NGSS
 52 companies have signed a letter of support for
the NGSS
Next Generation Science
Standards Network
NGSS are finished, what now?
Purpose of NGSS Network
The NGSS Network will provide
1) strength that derives from a large number of
states committed to adopting and implementing
the NGSS;
2) expert advice regarding the adoption and
implementation of the NGSS; and
3) opportunities for states to learn from each other.
Structure of the NGSS Network
 As with the Lead State initiative, states in the
NGSS Network will need to show a commitment to
the adoption and implementation of the NGSS
 States in the NGSS Network will name a state
advisory team similar to those used during the
development of the NGSS by the Lead State
Partners.
 These teams will be responsible for leading the
development and implementation of the NGSS in
their states.
Structure of the NGSS Network (cont.)
 The NGSS Network is also designed to include
small working groups made up of state
representation and expert advisors who will focus
on specific issues around NGSS implementation.
NGSS Network Core Activities
 Annual NGSS Leadership Conference
 State Work Groups
 NGSS Adoption Institutes
 NGSS Implementation Institutes
NGSS Network Strategies
NGSS Network Strategies
 Strategy 1: Demonstrate the Contribution of the
NGSS to College, Career and STEM Readiness
 Strategy 2: Assist States with Communications and
Coalition Building
 Strategy 3: Build Capacity through NGSS Delivery
Tools and Methods
Strategy 1: Demonstrate the Contribution of the
NGSS to College, Career and STEM Readiness
Strategic Goal: Develop evidence-based policy
recommendations and tools that demonstrate the
contribution of the NGSS to college and career
readiness.
 Help States Incorporate the NGSS into STEM
Pathways
 Help States Align High School Graduation
Requirements in Science with the NGSS and
College and Career Readiness
Strategy 2: Assist States with Communications
and Coalition Building
Strategic Goal: Over the three-year project period,
Achieve will provide supportive messaging and
tactics to NGSS Network states through direct
communications support and via STEM and
education reform coalitions.
 Communication Tools
 State Coalition Support and Strategic Counsel
Strategy 3: Build Capacity through NGSS
Delivery Tools and Methods
Strategic Goals: Develop materials and practices in
partnership with Lead States and content-area and
pedagogical experts that ensure effective, exemplary
delivery of the NGSS in classroom instruction.
 Creating Tools to Help States Evaluate Alignment of
Instructional Materials
 Develop Model Content and Assessment Frameworks with
Multiple Curricular Pathways
 STEM Materials
But, now the fun starts
“The how thinker gets problems solved effectively
because he wastes no time with futile ifs.”
-Norman Vincent Peale

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