Next Generation Science Standards

 K-12 Framework and NGSS Primer

Kansas has adopted the Next Generation Science Standards. The below materials are intended to support the implementation of the standards.
 KSDE Science Professional Development Calendar
 Implementation Planning Documents
These resources were developed by the Kansas NGSS Review Committee as a starting point for teachers, schools, and districts to think carefully about the changes that need to happen in order to successfully implement the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science and are intentionally shared in an editable format so they can be adapted to fit local planning.
2023 Science Elementary Scope and Sequence GuidanceThe intent of this document is to provide guidance considering themes and units that could scaffold in a meaningful way for both a balanced implementation and assessment system. Districts are encouraged to exercise their local control.
2023 Science HS Scope and Sequence GuidanceThe graduation requirements outlined by the Kansas Department of Education state that students should earn three credits in the areas of science that include concepts of Life Science, Physical Science and Earth/Space Science. This document is support only
2023 Science MS Scope and SequenceScience standards at the middle school level are grade banded and not grade specific.For this reason, districts are encouraged to exercise their local control the intent of this document is to provide guidance considering themes,units & best practice.
Science Instructional Materials and Curriculum Evaluation ToolThis tool is intended to support districts in making decisions adopting curricular materials and resources to support science teaching.
 Contact Information



Meg Richard
STEM Program Manger K-12

Senior Administrative Assistant


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