What Is NGSS?
Why Do We Need NGSS?
Support for NGSS
K–12 Science Standards Adoption
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Forty-four states (representing 71% of U.S. students) have education standards influenced
by the Framework for K-12 Science Education and/or the Next Generation Science Standards.
Twenty states and the District of Columbia (representing over 36% of U.S. students) have
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The 20 states are Arkansas,
California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine,
Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon,
Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.
Twenty-four states (representing 35% of U.S. students) have developed their own standards
based on recommendations in the
NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education. The 24
states are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota,
Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina,
South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.