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Next Generation Science Standards

From: Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) 

This section of the website provides resources and information designed to support teachers working to improve science education.

News & Announcements


Final Next Generation Science Standards now available
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a new set of voluntary, rigorous, and internationally benchmarked standards for K–12 science education. The final draft of these new standards has now been released. The standards identify science and engineering practices and content that all K–12 students should master in order to be fully prepared for college, careers, and citizenship. The standards and supporting appendices can be found on the NGSS website. New California science standards, based on the NGSS, are expected to be adopted in November.


Redwood Science Project (RSP)
The Redwood Science Project (RSP), housed at Humboldt State University, works to improve K-12 science education by deepening the content knowledge of educators in various fields of science, informing teachers of current scientific research, and modeling effective classroom pedagogy for science teaching and learning. Learn more about the Redwood Science Project.