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California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Last updated: March 3, 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

The implementation 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 Next 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 a few 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 today.