New Science Standards: A Readiness Assessment for State Policymakers RCC

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:00 pm

A webinar from the Center on Great Teachers and Learners and the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE).

Since 2013, 13 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). While some states are deciding whether to adopt, others are considering ways to modify existing science standards, adapt standards being used in other states, or develop their own. Implementing, revising, adapting, or adopting new standards is a significant undertaking that requires extensive support, planning, and resources. Where do state policymakers begin?

Hear from the following presenters:

  • GTL Center researchers, Dan Conley and Catherine Jacques, discuss an upcoming joint GTL Center/NASBE resource that guides state boards of education through the complex process of reviewing, adopting, and implementing new science standards.
  • Paige Fenton Hughes of the Wyoming State Board of Education explains the review process that Wyoming is using to review science standards and decide on NGSS adoption.