New Science Standards: A Readiness Assessment for State Boards of Education
Implementing, revising, adapting, or adopting new academic standards is a significant undertaking that requires extensive support, planning, and resources. Where do state policymakers begin? This resource guides state boards of education through the complex process of reviewing, adopting, and implementing new science standards, such as the Next Generation Science Standards.
Central to the resource is “self-assessment matrix” that walks states through a series of questions to gauge their overall readiness to adopt and implement science standards, identify gaps, determine which processes and policies are appropriate, and monitor progress toward implementation. The guide also includes suggestions for policymakers to begin communicating key decisions to the public.
This resource was created through a collaborative partnership between the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) and National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE).