Administrators Matter in NGSS Implementation: How School and District Leaders Are Making Science Happen

by Ashley Iveland; Burr Tyler; Kimberly Nguyen; Steve Schneider; Ted Britton

Nov 1, 2017

The K-8 NGSS Early Implementers Initiative has consistently enlisted and empowered administrators in eight participating California districts and two charter management organizations. Over time, the Initiative has increased administrator involvement and professional learning related to implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Indeed, administrators need learning opportunities if they are to adequately understand the substantial shifts of the NGSS and support teachers' implementation of these changes. the NGSS and support teachers' implementation of these changes.

This third evaluation report in a series is intended for site and district administrators and state leaders. The report findings highlight:

- How administrators are advancing NGSS implementation in their schools and districts.

- How teachers are benefiting from administrators' support.

- How the Initiative is empowering administrators' efforts

Administrators Matter in NGSS Implementation: How School and District Leaders Are Making Science Happen