The Oregon State Board of Education adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as the new Oregon 2014 Science Standards on March 6, 2014. These Standards are posted below. The adoption includes the grade level middle school science standards sequence unanimously recommended by the Oregon Science Content and Assessment Panel that was developed under the leadership of the California Science Experts Panel.
The Achieve NGSS website provides links to the NGSS organized by topic and by disciplinary core idea as well as supporting documents and resources in the appendices. The Next Generation Science Standards are based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council (NRC). This framework is a powerful document that provides background information and the latest research to improve science teaching and learning. A PDF version of the NRC Framework is available for free download on the National Academies Press website.