On May 23, 2013 Rhode Island became the first state in the nation to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
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The Rhode Island Department of Education is proud to have been selected as a Lead State Partner in the development of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These Next Generation Science Standards will be developed through collaboration between states and other stakeholders in science, science education, higher education, and industry. Working as a Lead State, RI will provide leadership and input to the writers of the NGSS as the standards move through the development process.
Additional review and guidance will be provided by advisory boards composed of nationally-recognized leaders in science, science education and business and industry. As part of the development process, the standards will undergo multiple reviews from many stakeholders including two public drafts, allowing all who have a stake in science education an opportunity to inform the proposed content and organization of the standards. This process will produce a set of rigorous, high quality K–12 Next Generation Science Standards ready for state adoption.
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