A Framework for K-12 Science Education – This National Academy press publication serves as the blueprint for the Next Generation Science Standards. The document is a FREE download.

A Framework for K-12 Science Education Brief – This six-page brief provides an overview of the National Academies report A Framework for K-12 Science Education. 

Board on Science Education – The Board on Science Education webpage has resources for A Framework for K-12 Science Education.  These resources include FAQs, pdf downloads, webinars and others.

NGSS Design – This two page document describes the three dimensions and explains how they are integrated in the NGSS.

NGSS Fact Sheet – This two page document provides a concise case for NGSS, explains how NGSS is different from past standards, and outlines key milestones in the NGSS development.

NGSS Development Process – This two page document outlines the process for the development of the NGSS including the role of the National Research Council and A Framework for K-12 Science Education.

Successful K-12 STEM Education – This 38 page report focuses on the math and science criteria for identifying effective STEM schools and practices. The report offers policy guidance at the school, district, state and national levels.