Did you know that as of Thursday, May 31, 2012…
- There were 8394 people who registered to take the NGSS survey nationally.
- Over 800 members of the public have completed their feedback.
- Over 80 critical stakeholders have completed their feedback.
- Over 370 state team members have completed their feedback.
- There were over 122,000 unique visitors to the NGSS website since the draft standards were released on May 11.
I am very grateful to the Maine NGSS Leadership Team. The Leadership gave MANY hours of their time during May providing input on the public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards. Overall the Leadership Team was very positive about the draft. As a group they offered insightful suggestions that we think will serve to make the next draft of the NGSS even stronger.
There were other groups of educators across the State who reviewed and discussed the draft document and completed the survey. I know that the Maine Science Teachers Association, as well as groups of educators from Gardiner, Wiscasset, and Camden/Rockport. If teachers from your district worked together to provide input, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know!
Keep in mind that the standards are not complete. This was the first of two public drafts Achieve expects to release. As you wind down the school year, I hope that you will put A Framework for K-12 Science Education on your reading list! Understanding the Framework is the BEST way to prepare for the NGSS.