Illinois Learning Standards (Science)

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce:
Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards have been developed that are rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The NGSS is based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.
NGSS was adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education on February 19, 2014. The NGSS Science Standards will go into effect beginning in the 2016-17 School Year

You can explore  the standards at your child’s grade level by clicking here

Please view the following short video for an overview of the NGSS

Please see the following videos which break down the shifts from old to new standards

Cross Cutting Concepts

Science & Engineering Practices

Disciplinary Core Ideas

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