New York State Science Consortium Resources

The New York State Science Consortium is a collaboration of representatives from New York State Science Professional Organizations that work closely with the New York State Education Department to discuss the teaching and learning of Science to students in the state.

A mission of the Consortium is to review the progress made in each of five critical components (not Standards) of the Strategic Plan for Science and offer recommendations to sustain and/or accelerate progress within each component. The phases and content within the Comprehensive Implementation Plan and other documentation would guide and facilitate the reviews. Recommendations would include actions that the Consortium and/or its affiliated organizations could feasibly take to help address specific issues, concerns, and conditions that imperil the progress needed to ensure successful implementation of the Strategic Plan. By analyzing the progress made in the five critical components of the Strategic Plan and in making recommendations for improvement, a more comprehensive picture of how well the Strategic and Implementation Plans are working would also emerge. A goal of the Consortium is to collaborate with relevant stakeholder groups to raise awareness and build capacity for the new NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards across the state.