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Harford school board gets first look at Next Generation Science Standards

Harford school board gets first look at Next Generation Science Standards

Fifth and eighth-graders will be the first Harford County Public Schools students exposed to the Next Generation Science Standards adopted by the state of Maryland, in the form of new standardized science assessment tests given next month.

The Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS, are designed to promote "the application of rigorous content, reflecting how science and engineering are practiced in the real world," Howard Eakes, assistant supervisor of science, told members of the Board of Education Monday evening.

Eakes, along with Andy Renzulli, supervisor of science, and Susan Brown, executive director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, gave the school...

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