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The Next Generation Science Standards, One Year Later

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were released one year ago today, following a development process extending back several years to the writing of A Framework for K-12 Science Education. So, where do things stand now? Eleven states (plus the District … Continue reading

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Fordham’s claim of NGSS/CCSSM “misalignment” doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

This week the Thomas Fordham Institute released a report claiming “alignment glitches” between the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State  Standards for Mathematics. Fordham’s original report on the standards suffered from a number of issues, but many … Continue reading

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Don’t like the NGSS? Here’s what you do.

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have recently gotten a somewhat mediocre grade from the Thomas Fordham Institute. Fordham and others have several criticisms, but the primary one revolves around the weighting of “science content” versus “science practices” in the … Continue reading

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Fordham’s Evaluation of the Next Generation Science Standards is Flawed

The Thomas Fordham Institute has given the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) a “C” grade. Before we all dump the NGSS and rush to proclaim South Carolina as the shining model of science education, let’s dive a little deeper into … Continue reading

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