Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Last updated: July 11, 2016
New to the California NGSS?
California adopted new standards for science education K-12
in 2013. These new standards are known as the California Next
Generation Science Standards (CA-NGSS). The following links
provide introductory information about the new standards and
are a good place to start if you are new to them.
California's Implementation of the New Science Standards
of new standards for science will be a multi-faceted, multi-year
project that will involve many teachers, organizations, and
the state. The following links are the various components
of new standards implementation:
California Adopts the Next Generation Science Standards
In the fall of 2013 California formally adopted the
Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools,
K-12 and Appendices
A-M. These standards are essentially the Next
Generation Science Standards as released by Achieve with
minor changes to seven clarification statements. California
also adopted to options
for middle school learning progressions, a preferred
integrated learning progression and an alternative discipline-specific
learning progression, both
are available on the CDE NGSS web page.
CSTA, through the support of its members, has developed this
website to provide resources and information to all California
science educators regarding the Next Generation Science Standards.
Please use the links on the left to navigate through the pages.
If you find this information useful, and you are not currently
a member of CSTA, please consider joining