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Rigor concerns between NGSS and AP Science Courses

Content Areas:
NGSS, AP Science, science

Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS I: Teachers demonstrate mastery of and pedagogical expertise in the content they teach.
    • Element A: Teachers provide instruction that is aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards and their district’s organized plan of instruction.
  • QS III: Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
    • Element D: Teachers establish and communicate high expectations and use processes to support the development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

Colorado Academic Standards

  • Science
  • High School

Carla Hargadine explores how to integrate NGSS standards with the rigor needed for AP Science Courses.