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Science K–12 Learning Standards

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.

Washington State K-12 Science Learning Standards.

PDF of all standards grouped by Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI).

PDF of all standards grouped by topic.


NRC Conceptual Framework for Science Education Standards

In July 2011, the National Research Council (NRC) published "A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas." Scroll to the middle of the page to find a free PDF version.