Next Generation Science Standards

On September 20, 2011 West Virginia was announced as a Lead State Partner in the development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with Achieve, Inc. As a Lead State Partner, West Virginia educators will have a great degree of input on shaping the standards along with 25 other lead states. On this page you will find information regarding West Virginia's work with the NGSS and updates on the progress of West Virginia's science standards.

The guiding document for the NGSS is the Framework for K-12 Science Education published by the National Academies Press and available to download or read online.

Other information of interest:
The Need for New Science Standards
Next-Generation Science Standards Development Process
Frequently Asked Questions about the NGSS