Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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NGSS Documents

Arkansas and 25 other lead states partnered with the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, Achieve and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, to develop the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The standards are available at

Appendices and NGSS supporting documents are available at


For more information, please contact:

Michele Snyder, Science Specialist for Curriculum and Instruction
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 301-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-7942

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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