The Iowa state board of education voted unanimously on Aug. 6 to adopt the Next Generation Science Performance Standards. The Science Standards Review Team recommended that Iowa modify the Next Generation Science Standards so that they reflect only the performance expectations section of the standards.
Fourteen other states and the District of Columbia have also adopted the common science standards, which emphasize scientific inquiry and engineering design and ask students to link broad concepts across the science fields. Twenty-six “lead state partners” helped develop the standards and pledged to seriously consider adopting them; Iowa was among them.
MISIC is in the process of compiling a resource database to support the K-8 grade specific and grade-span HS performance standards that Iowa has adopted.
Iowa Adopts New K-12 Science Standards