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NGSS Implementation Timeline

AAV of the CA NGSS Systems Implementation Timeline.

This is an Accessible Alternative Version of the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Systems Implementation Timeline and Key Events (PDF). The Adobe Acrobat Portable Document should be the preferred version for downloading.


September 4, 2013: California SBE Adopts Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

November 6, 2013: California SBE Adopts Preferred Integrated Model for Grades 6–8 and Authorizes Discipline Specific Model as Alternative Model for Grades 6–8

January–February 2014: NGSS Framework Focus Groups and Public Comment

March–May, 2014: Science Leadership Team develops State Implementation Plan for CA NGS

July 2014: Science Assessment Stakeholder Meetings Begin

March 2016: Anticipated CDE Recommendations to the SBE on Science Assessment

2017: Anticipated List of SBE-Adopted K–8 Science Instructional Materials Adoption

2018-19: Anticipated Administration of NGSS Science Assessments

2014–2018: CA K-8 NGSS Early Implementation Initiative

2014–2016: Revision of CA Science Curriculum Framework 

April 2014–June 2017: NGSS Awareness/Transition/Implementation Leadership Workshops & Webinars

Questions: Standards Implementation Support Office | stem@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-5847 
Last Reviewed: Monday, December 3, 2018