The time has come to move the nation forward in its pursuit of high quality science education for all. In a process managed by Achieve, Inc., 20 states are leading the development of rigorous and internationally benchmarked science standards that will define the content and practices all students will need to learn from kindergarten through high school graduation. These Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will undergo multiple reviews, including two public drafts. The first draft of the standards is expected in early 2012, with a final version expected in late 2012. NSTA is providing advice to the project and engaging the science education community in the feedback process.