Achieve today released PEEC, the Primary Evaluation of Essential Criteria for NGSS Instructional Materials Design. PEEC takes the compelling vision for science education as described in A Framework for K-12 Science Education and as embodied in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and operationalizes it for two purposes:
This suite of NGSS Parent Guides illustrates how the standards are a powerful foundation to help students build a cohesive understanding of science over time. The parent guides are available for Grades K-2, Grade 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12.
Achieve today released two documents examining some lessons learned from the California K-8 Early Implementation Initiative. The initiative began in August 2014 and was developed by the K-12 Alliance at WestEd, with close collaborative input on its design and objectives from the State Board of Education, the California Department of Education, and Achieve.