The Conceptual Framework for the Next Generation Science Education Standards was released Tuesday, July 19, by the National Academies. It is available to download or read online for free at
This document is not a set of standards. Rather, it is the conceptual framework from which the new science standards will be created. Schools are cautioned to make only very limited decisions based on the information in this document. For more information on both this document and the standards creation process, click here.