March/April 2017 – Vol. 29 No. 6

State Board to Hear Presentation on Next Generation Science Standards

Posted: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

On May 9, 2012 the California State Board of Education will hear its first formal presentation on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). It is item number 2 on the agenda. The board meetings are available for viewing on-line, so if you can’t make it to Sacramento, you are encouraged to view the meeting online to get the most current information on the Next Generation Science Standards and when they will be released. In addition to a presentation from CDE staff, Stephen Pruitt of Achieve will make a presentation to the board. Achieve is the organization coordination the writing of the NGSS.

SB300, passed last year, requires that the Superintendent of Public Instruction to present to the State Board of Education (SBE) by March 30, 2013, revised science content standards for adoption, modification, or rejection by the SBE by July 30, 2013. The NGSS are to serve as the basis for deliberations and recommendations for the revised standards to be presented to the state board.

CSTA will be on hand at the board meeting to observe the proceedings and comment on behalf of its members.

Written by California Science Teachers Association

California Science Teachers Association

CSTA represents science educators statewide—in every science discipline at every grade level, Kindergarten through University.

2 Responses

  1. I loook forward to a quick posting after the presentation by Stephen Pruitt of Achieve today for some more insight on the NGSS. Given the size of California’s public school system, it is more than disappointing that there is only a 3 week review period after the relase on Friday.

  2. Dear Marla,

    If you would like to know more about the NGSS, I strongly recommend you visit our NGSS information site: http://www.cascience.org/csta/ngss.asp. There you will find links to resources and information that will go a long way towards preparing you to review the standards.

    Dr. Pruitt’s presentation to the board was fairly brief. If you would like to see a more lengthy presentation from him about the standards, I recommend you watch this video of a past presentation: http://hub.mspnet.org/index.cfm/webinars/webinar_info?id=11.

    I can tell you that overall the information presented at the board meeting, while preliminary, was well received. There were concerns expressed about time lines, but there is little that can be done about that.

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