posted on May, 13 2012 @ 08:56 AM
The National Academy of Science
released a framework on July 19th, 2011, that
will serve as the foundation for the creation of Next Generation Science Standards
Framework for k-12 Science Education
describes key ideas and
practices in the natural sciences and engineering that all students should be familiar with by the time they graduate from high school.
The first public draft
is available for anyone interested from May 11 until
June 1, 2012.
" During the Next Generation Science Standards development process, 26 states
provide leadership to the writers and to other states as they consider adoption of the NGSS, and address common issues involved in adoption and
implementation of the standards."
The National Research Council's (NRC) Framework describes a vision of what it means to be proficient in science; it rests on a view of science as
both a body of knowledge and an evidence-based, model and theory building enterprise that continually extends, refines, and revises knowledge. It
presents three dimensions that will be combined to form each standard:
Read more about the three dimensions in the NRC Framework online here
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