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This survey is being conducted to learn about perceptions and needs related to the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The survey was developed by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). Data from the survey will be used to guide discussions about how best to support the implementation of the NGSS, especially with respect to Earth and Space Science (ESS). Anyone with interest in NGSS, and especially ESS, is welcome to complete the survey. If you have any questions, please contact the study director, Dr. Ed Robeck at ecrobeck@agiweb.org.

There are 10 questions in the opening section. The remaining 39 questions are divided into six sections.  Each section ends with an opportunity to make a written comment; the questions in these six sections are on a 5 point Likert scale of: Strongly Agree; Agree; Disagree and Strongly Disagree. The last option is Not Applicable.


NOTE: As you respond to each item, please put the highest priority on expressing your opinions as they relate to the Earth and Space Science (ESS) portions of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). As a reminder, many questions refer to NGSS-ESS, which is intended to refer to Next Generation Science Standards – Earth and Space Science.

The survey should take about 15 minutes.

Thanks for your time.

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Please answer the following about yourself. Your responses will go to PS International, an evaluation organization that is conducting this survey on behalf of AGI. These data will not be reported on an individual basis, but only after being aggregated with data from other respondents.

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* 1.   What is your current role related to Science Education:

Please respond to the appropriate question below, based on your response to Question 1:

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* 1a. Teacher

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* Please write a few words about the role you have related to Earth and Space Science teaching.

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* 1b.   Supervisor/Administrator

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* 1c.   University-based Professional

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* Please write a few words about how your position relates to science education, especially related to Earth and Space Science.

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* 1d.   Other Professional
Please write a few words about how your position relates to science education, especially related to Earth and Space Science.

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* 2.  How many years (numeric value only) have you been in your current position?

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* 3.  How many years (numeric value only) have you been professionally involved in science education?

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* 4.  At what level do you currently do most of your work in science education?


As of February 2015, adopting states are: California, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, West Virginia, along with the District of Columbia (D.C.)

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* 5. What state are you working in? (Please use 2-letter state code.)

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* 6.  Is your school system planning to adopt the NGSS?

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* 7.  How familiar do you feel you are with the NGSS?

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* 8.  How aware do you feel teachers in your district/system are of the NGSS?

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* 9.  How prepared are teachers in your district/system to effectively implement the NGSS?

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* 10.  How effective are current methods used in pre-service teacher preparation at helping future teachers implement the NGSS?

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