Washington State Science Learning Standards (NGSS)
The Washington State 2013 K-12 Science Learning Standards (WSSLS) are the Next Generation Science Standards. These standards describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. New assessments are being developed based on these standards and will be administered in spring 2018.
The Next Generation Science Standards are a new set of standards that provide consistent science education through all grades, with an emphasis on engineering and technology.
The NGSS describe -- at each grade from kindergarten through fifth grade, at middle school and at high school -- what each student should know in the four domains of science: physical science; life science; earth and space science; and engineering, technology and science application.
The National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA) has collected numerous resources for teachers to help them implement the NGSS. Consider viewing: