A document illustrating the variation between the draft NYSSLS and NGSS can be found here. Please be aware that this document only includes the performance expectations and aspects of the DCIs that were altered by NYSED. Thus, this document does not represent the totality of the draft NYSSLS.
The latest edition of Learning leadership is all about the next generation of New York State Science Learning Standards. It provides a succinct description of the standards and the changes to science education we will soon begin to implement.
Resources Related to NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)
Through a collaborative, state-led process, new K–12 science standards have been developed that are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The Next Generation Science Standards are based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.
NGSS@NSTA - National Science Teachers Association hub page for NGSS
Explore NGSS - NGSS Resources web site (Access to Standards and Appendices) Home page is at www.nextgenscience.org
A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (NRC, 2012) was the first step in the process of developing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) (NGSS Lead States, 2013). This document builds from current research in the field of science education to illustrate the vision and grounding principles of the NGSS. Essentially this document helps us better understand the standards themselves by providing context, the principles of each of the three dimensions of the NGSS, and the vision for the full integration of the dimensions.
Prior to the creation of the Framework identified about, the National Research Council developed two documents that synthesized research related to science education and to then help to begin to develop an understanding of how that research might translate in the classroom.