The Draft Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts and Mathematics are now available for public review and comment through April 2nd. While the Science “Common Core Standards” are being developed- I thought this might be a good opportunity for science folks to get a sense of what is coming. Plus, the Writing Standards include History/Social Studies and Science standards.
Check out the Common Core State Standards Initiative site to download the standard documents and give feedback.
For information on development of the Conceptual Framework for the New Science Education Standards click HERE.
whom is writing the science core standards.. are any teachers involved in this or is it just college professors and other industry people?
just heard that several classroom teachers are on the team of 30
Do you have any new information about when the science standards will be released? Is there a rough draft I could look at , to get an idea of what specifics will be included?
Yes there is new information. The framework for new k-12 science standards was just released. Here is the link:
This framework will be used by the Next Generation Science Standards writing team to create new K-12 science standards.
So does anyone have an idea of when the science standards will be released? I took a look at the framework already. I’m most interested in the elementary science.
There should be a “public draft” of the Next Generation Science Standards available within the next few months.. My understanding is that the final NGSS will be released the fall of 2012. I’ll keep updating here with any new information
Is this the group that will be writing the Common Core Standards?
It’s a little confusing… Science is not officially part of the “Common Core State Standards” only math & literacy. This is an initiative to create new national science standards… The Next Generation Science Standards.. the hope is that the new standards (being written now using the new Framework) will become a part of the Common Core
See a web seminar about the Framework and the process for new national science standards below:
I just came from a three-day workshop about common core standards, and there is a whole section in the ELA part addressing common standards for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technology. There are separate standards written for each area. Is there a difference between the NGSS and these standards I just read that is included in the common core?
the science in the CCSS is about teaching reading and writing within a content area course such as biology or chemistry.. these are not “science standards”
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will be a very rigorous set of K-12 science and engineering standards
So will science adhere to the reading and writing in the CCSS as well as the NGSS?