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NYSSLS (NYS Science Learning Standards)

The revised New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards were presented to the Board of Regents for consideration. The Regents agenda item also included a proposed implementation schedule. 

  • 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.

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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.

Resources Related to Framework

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.

  1. Starting to understand the NGSS requires understanding the A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (NRC, 2012). This document was written by the National Research Council.
    Note: One copy is allowed to be downloaded per person.

  2. The NSTA Reader’s Guide to the A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

Research-Based Resources

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.

  1. The synthesis of the research and the ability children have to engage in deep science learning experiences is included in Taking Science To School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8 (NRC, 2007). One copy per person of this document is available for free in PDF format from the National Academies Press.
     
  2. The companion document to Taking Science to School, which was written for science teachers, is Ready, Set, Science: Putting Research to Work in K-8 Classrooms (Shouse & Schwweingruber, 2008). One copy per person of this document is available for free in PDF format from the National Academies Press.

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