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Below are some resources to help you learn more about the standards specific to your state.

Washington, DC
Elementary School Science
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State of Maryland
Elementary School Science
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State of Virginia
Elementary School Science
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Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards have been developed across disciplines and grades to provide all students with an internationally benchmarked science education. The NGSS is based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council. DC public schools expect to implement the Next Generation Science Standards by the 2016/17 school year and Maryland by the 2017/18 school year. Virginia has not adopted them.