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Oregon 2014 Science Standards
Oregon 2014 Science Standards
Thursday, 17 April 2014
New Oregon Science Standards Webpage and Resources
Monday, 10 March 2014
Oregon adopts the Next Generation Science Standards as the new Oregon Science Standards!
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.
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.
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Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Resources
EQuIP Rubric for Lessons & Units for Science
The Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for science provides criteria by which to measure the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to the 2014 Oregon Science Standards (NGSS).
Next Generation Science Standards Review - Meetings & Materials
Next Generation Science Standards Background
NGSS Connections and Implications for Teaching and Learning
Presented at the ODE Professional Learning Team Conferences in November and December 2013. Includes links to resources and a general update on NGSS work in Oregon and nationally.
Next Generation Science Standards Update
Presented to the Oregon State Board of Education in October 2012.
Next Generation Science Standards Fact Sheet
11/30/2012 (319.84 KB)
Two-page summary of NGSS Overview, Impact on Oregon Science Education, Background, Process, and Upcoming Public Comment Period.
NSTA's Venn Diagram: Commonalities Among the Practices in Science, Mathematics and English Language Arts
Connections among the Common Core State Standards mathematics and ELA practices and the NGSS science practices.
Exploring the Science Framework: Making Connections in Math with the CCSS
12/11/2012 (347.61 KB)
What does it mean for students to become mathematically proficient in the context of science? And how can science teachers help students develop that proficiency? This article addresses these questions.
What's Common Across ELA, Math, and Science: Making Science Visible
Sarah Michaels, Clark University, and Cathy O’Connor, Boston University, presentation on the cross-over between NGSS and the Common Core, specifically focusing on argumentation and ways to make thinking more visible.
National Research Council's Framework for K-12 Science Education Report Brief
National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Science Education Frequently Asked Questions
National Research Council’s Webinars on A Framework for K-12 Science Education
Next Generation Science Standards app
The free Next Generation Science Standards app provides multiple ways to view the standards, including DCI and Topic arrangements, and includes search functionality.
Language Demands and Opportunities in Relation to NGSS for English Language Learners: What Teachers Need to Know
This paper discusses challenges and opportunities expected as English language learners engage with Next Generation Science Standards.
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