New Science-Standards Draft Incorporates Feedback
Changes made to most performance expectations
A second and final public draft of common standards aimed at reshaping K-12 science education was released last week for comment, following eight months of review and rewriting.
Organizers say the latest version reflects substantial changes from the draft issued in May, with a clear focus on taking to heart feedback gathered from more than 10,000 individuals and organizations.
"It's pretty different from the last draft, significantly so," said Stephen L. Pruitt, a vice president at the Washington nonprofit Achieve who is overseeing the development of the Next Generation Science Standards. "Ninety-five percent of performance expectations have been changed since May in some way. ... That's the result of tons...
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