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Common Core - Science

The new standards for sciences, as established by the Next Generation Science Standards with Common Core State Standards, were developed to emphasize student’s need to develop skills expected of them in college and life after achieving their education.

Expectations in the workplace can be tough and so having that ability to make evidence-based decisions can be an essential skill to have. Current international competition in the workforce demands solid standards in skills that are mostly now realigned to expectations honed in college. Standards include rigor, clarity, depth, and coherence which are needed to pass the National Assessment of Educational Progress of NAEP Frameworks.

While it has shown dramatic benefits to students’ performances, the CCSS and NGSS have affected teachers in the way they create courses. Rather than implementing identical methods of teaching, teachers are now encouraged to recognize learning differences. With this, they are now required to incorporate rigor in the content they provide and apply a higher order thinking skill in their knowledge building approaches.

Students who excel in science and mathematics, were known to experience limited learning in the past structure. Science and other technical subjects taught in grades 6–12 literacy are standards not meant to take the place of content standards. They were formulated to serve as a supplement and complementary areas for students to further thrive.