The Georgia Performance Standards are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills for proficiency in science. The Project 2061’s Benchmarks for Science Literacy is used as the core of the curriculum to determine appropriate content and process skills for students. The GPS is also aligned to the National Research Council’s National Science Education Standards. Technology is infused into the curriculum.
The Performance Standards guide instruction. They are written to include four major components:
Soon to be released are the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). A Georgia version of these standards are currently scheduled to be in place during the 2017-2018 school year with teacher training occuring during the prior year.
State tests will reflect the new NGSS during the 2017-2018 school year.
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