NGSS/Framework Resources


Resources for Identifying Phenomena

Qualities of a Good Anchor Phenomenon for a Coherent Sequence of Science Lessons


Additional Phenomena

Heuristic for identifying Phenomena

Using Phenomena in NGSS-Designed Lessons and Units

How to Come Up With an Engaging Phenomenon to Anchor a Unit


Resources for Supporting Equitable Three-Dimensional Learning

 Overview: How can we promote equity in science education?

 How can formative assessment support culturally responsive argumentation in a classroom community?

How can I promote equitable sensemaking by setting expectations for multiple perspectives?


Supporting Language Learners

Engaging English Learners in the Science and Engineering Practices

How to design assessments for emerging bilingual students

Myths about English Language Learning

No Puedo: Assisting Spanglish-Speaking Students in the Science Classroom


Resources for Addressing NGSS/Framework Implementation Challenges

STEM Teaching Tools

Project Sing Implementation Tools

Resources for Planning and Facilitating NGSS/Framework Instruction

**High School Biology Course (** 

Ambitious Science Teaching

Next Generation Science Storylines

Incorporating Science Talk in Modeling Activities

Talk Science Primer

How Can I Get My Students to Learn Science by Productively Talking with Each Other?

How can teachers guide classroom conversations to support students’ science learning?

NSTA NGSS Webinar Archive

Examples of Quality NGSS Design (Including Units)


NGSS/Framework Assessment Resources

Developing Assessments for NGSS

Steps to Designing a Three Dimensional Assessment

Integrating Science Practices Into Assessment Tasks

Prompts for Integrating Crosscutting Concepts Into Assessment and Instruction

Research Brief: The Informal Formative Assessment Cycle as a Model for Teacher Practice

How teachers can develop formative assessments that fit a three-dimensional view of science learning

Research Brief: Designing an Assessment System that Measures Three-Dimensional Science Learning

Next Generation Science Assessments

Short Course: How to Develop 3D Formative Assessments for the Science Classroom

ACESSE Resource A – Introduction to Formative Assessment toSupport Equitable 3D Instruction

How to Assess Three-Dimensional Learning in the Classroom: Building Assessment Tasks that Work (ACESSE Resource B)

Three Dimensional Science Performance Assessments

Resources for Assessing NGSS Materials

Equip Rubric

EQuIP Reviewed Lessons

Evaluating Curriculum Materials for Alignment with the New Vision for K-12 Science Education

Resources Supportive of District NGSS Implementation

NGSS District Implementation Workbook

Resources for Communicating About the NGSS/Framework

NGSS Parent Guides

NGSS Overview and Resources for Principals

What school building administrators should know about the new vision for K-12 science education


Resources for Supporting Preservice Teachers, Mentor Teachers, University Science Educators

How can mentor teachers and university educators support preservice science teachers?


Additional STEM Resources

STEM Education Portal

PD Readings

What we call misconceptions may be necessary stepping stones toward making sense of the world

Collaborative Team Project Norms

Resource Perspective as a Model of Cognition (Shopping for Ideas)



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