Official NGSS Tools!

  • NGSS Evidence Statements

    NGSS Evidence Statements provide educators with additional detail on what students should know and be able to do. These Evidence Statements are statements of observable and measureable components that, if met, will satisfy NGSS performance expectations.  The high school statements are available now, and the K-8 statements will be coming soon.

  • Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks

    The Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks blend content, practices, and concepts from both the NGSS and the Common Core State Standards. Teachers across the disciplines have collaborated to write sample tasks, which are the result of a vision of integrating science, engineering, and mathematics in classroom assessment.

  • EQuIP Rubric

    Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for science provides criteria by which to measure the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to the NGSS. The purpose of the rubric and review process is to: (1) provide constructive criterion-based feedback to developers; (2) review existing instructional materials to determine what revisions are needed; and (3) identify exemplars/models for teachers’ use within and across states.

  • State Standards Comparison

    The Science Standards Comparison Tool supports teachers and administrators in comparing the differences, both in purpose and content, between different sets of standards.