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On Thursday, March 6, 2014, the Oregon State Board of Education (SBE) voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as the new Oregon 2014 Science Standards. The adoption includes the grade level middle school science standards sequence unanimously recommended by the Oregon Science Content and Assessment Panel that was developed under the leadership of the California Science Experts Panel.

It is important to remember that the new Oregon 2014 Science Standards (NGSS) will be phased in so that districts can implement changes in local curriculum, provide appropriate professional development for teachers and administrators, and provide students with opportunities to learn the content, practices, and cross-cutting concepts prior to assessment. Oregon students will continue to be assessed on the Oregon 2009 Science Content Standards via OAKS Science until a new science assessment that aligns with the newly adopted standards is developed and becomes operational in 2018-2019.

The Achieve NGSS website provides links to the NGSS organized by topic and by disciplinary core idea as well as supporting documents and resources in the appendices. The Next Generation Science Standards are based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council (NRC). This framework is a powerful document that provides background information and the latest research to improve science teaching and learning. A PDF version of the NRC Framework is available for free download on the National Academies Press website.





Crosswalk Documents



Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Resources




Contacts
  • Cheryl Kleckner Email    (503) 947-5794
    Common Core/College and Career Readiness - Ed. Specialist, Science/Title II-B Mathematics and Science Partnerships

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