What Is NGSS?
Why Do We Need NGSS?
Support for NGSS
K–12 Science Standards Adoption
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Nearly two-thirds of U.S. students live in states that have education standards influenced by the Framework for K-12 Science Education and/or the Next Generation Science Standards.
Nineteen states and the District of Columbia (representing over 36% of U.S. students) have adopted the
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The 19 states are Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.
Twenty states (representing 29% of U.S. students) have developed their own standards based on recommendations in the
NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education. The 20 states are Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.