In 2023, New York State will be changing the Chemistry Regents Exam to include standards from a new set of science standards. Drafted from A Framework for K-12 Science Education, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were developed by the National Research Council in order to elevate our students scientific thinking and understanding to better prepare them for the expanding scientific job market. As a nation, our schools have been falling short of preparing students for jobs in science and math, as we have not been making science and engineering a priority in K-12 education (find more needs for the standards here).
New York State is one of 42 states that have either accepted or modified NGSS. NYS developed a set of standards known as the new York State Science Learning Standards that incorporate the principles and ideas of NGS with a few additional scientific topics. Some conceptual shifts that arise as NGSS/NYSSLS is implemented are:
The NYSSLS standards can be found here.