Links to key reports on science and science education regarding K-12 education issues.

NSTA Principles of Professionalism for Science Educators

These expectations and principles are designed to guide the professional conduct of all preK–16 teachers of science.

NSTA Position Statement on Professional Development in Science Education

NSTA affirms that schools and school systems must devote time and resources to effective professional development for all K–16 science teachers.

NRC Standards for Professional Development for Teachers of Science

The standards in this chapter provide criteria for making judgments about the quality of the professional development opportunities that teachers of science will need to implement the National Science Education Standards.

National Science Education Standards (NSES)

The 1996 NSES outline “what students need to know, understand, and be able to do to be scientifically literate at different grade levels.”

Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards

This document outlines a broad set of expectations for students in science and engineering in grades K-12. That will guide the development of new standards for K-12 science education.

Inquiry and the NSES

This book is a practical guide to teaching inquiry and teaching through inquiry, as recommended by the National Science Education Standards.

State Science Standards

A list of websites to science standards listed by state compiled by Education World.