Published Online: August 18, 2015
Published in Print: August 19, 2015, as Learning Science

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"Assessing the Genetics Content in the Next Generation Science Standards"

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The Next Generation Science Standards do a better job overall of covering genetics than most previous state standards, but are missing some key content, finds a new study by science education specialists at the American Society of Human Genetics.

Nearly 100 genetics experts rated how well the new science standards covered core genetics concepts, as identified by the society. The study, which was published this month in PLOS ONE, found that the NGSS adequately address 10 of the 19 core genetics concepts. Previous state standards on average adequately addressed only five of the 19 core genetics concepts, according to the study.

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