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Inquiry: Learning Science by Doing Science

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD

Standards Development

Development of the National Science Education Standards was overseen by the National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment of the National Research Council. This committee first met in May, 1992. Input to the Standards was requested of science teachers, scientists, science educators and many other contributors. The first complete pre-draft of the Standards was released in 1994. A draft version was released for nationwide review later that year. More than 40,000 copies were released to approximately 18,000 individuals and 250 groups.