The Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science (KCCRSS) are the same as the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). As the Kansas NGSS Review team explained in their recommendation to the Board, the NGSS development process was so responsive to the Kansas feedback, they should be adopted "as is." 

The final documents are provided here in static pdfs, but if you want to be able to search and sort the standards online, check out the following site
http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards.


 
  •  For more on the role that Kansas played in developing these standards, visit the NGSS Development Page

2013 Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science (KCCRSS)

 TitleDescription
Introduction to the 2013 Kansas science standardsan executive summary of how these standards are different from previous standards (pdf)
How to Read the KCCRSSa quick overview of how to interpret the information in the standards documents (pdf)
KCCRSS arranged by topicTHE 2013 KANSAS K-12 SCIENCE STANDARDS arranged by the topics that were originally used to write the standards (pdf)
KCCRSS arranged by Disciplinary Core IdeasTHE 2013 KANSAS K-12 SCIENCE STANDARDS arranged by the disciplinary core ideas dimension (pdf)-- for clarification, these are the SAME standards, but just arranged in a different order--use whichever one works better for you
Commonly Used Abbreviations in KCCRSSa guide to abbreviations that are used frequently within the standards documents (pdf)
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science Appendices
 TitleDescription
A-Conceptual Shifts in the Next Generation Science Standardsa deeper look at the shifts that make these standards new and different (pdf)
B-Responses to the Public Draftsa summary of the feedback to the two complete public drafts of these standards (pdf)
C-College and Career Readinessa discussion of what college and career readiness looks like in science (pdf)
D-Diversity and Equityadvice on how to ensure these standards are for ALL students (pdf)
D-Diversity and Equity--Case Studieszip file of the seven case studies referenced in Appendix D that provide examples of strategies classroom teachers can use to ensure that the NGSS are accessible to all students. Examples are included for elementary, middle, and high school. (zip file)
E-DCI Progressionsa summary table of how the disciplinary core ideas develop in the standards across K-12 (pdf)
F-Science and Engineering Practices across gradesa summary of how the science and engineering practices dimension develops across K-12 (pdf)
G-Crosscutting Concepts across grade levelsa summary of how the crosscutting concepts dimension develops across K-12 (pdf)
H-Nature of Science in KCCRSSa summary of how the nature of science is woven throughout the standards (pdf)
I-Engineering Design in KCCRSSa discussion of how and why engineering is integrated into these standards (pdf)
J-Science, Technology, Society and the Environmentan explanation of how the interdependence of science, engineering and technology, and the influence of science, engineering and technology on society and the natural world are incorporated into the standards (pdf)
K-Course Mapping 6-8 and 9-12a pragmatic guide to making decisions about how to map out the 6-8 and 9-12 grade banded standards to courses (pdf)
L-Connections to Math Standardsan explanation of how these science standards were developed in a way that compliments the expectations in our Kansas Kansas math standards (pdf)
M-Connections to ELA Standardsan explanation of how these science standards were developed in a way that compliments the expectations in our Kansas Kansas English Language Arts (ELA) standards (pdf)
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