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  • CA NGSS Framework Public Review 2

    The draft framework has been posted on the California Department of Education Science Curriculum Frameworks Web page. Members of the public may send comments on the draft CA Science Framework directly by e-mail to scienceframework@cde.ca.gov. The current comment period will remain open until August 29, 2016. All public comments received during the field review survey will be presented to the Instructional Quality Commission and the State Board of Education for review and possible inclusion into the final CA Science Framework. The Board is scheduled to take final action on the document by November 2016.

    For more information on the development of the draft framework, visit the California Department of Education Science Curriculum Frameworks Web page.

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Science K-12


The Los Angeles Unified School District is transitioning to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS, adopted by the State Board of Education in September, 2013).  Teachers are encouraged to attend professional development provided by the Local Districts and bring the materials to schools to discuss with colleagues and collaborate to explore the new standards. The focus should be on grasping the shifts of NGSS and on modifying lessons so students are engaged in the 3 dimensional learning (3D Learning) of the Science and Engineering Practices, The Disciplinary Core Ideas, and The Crosscutting Concepts.
 
Currently, there is an NGSS interim assessment option for secondary schools transitioning to NGSS. Teachers are encouraged to try out this option or at least explore it to understand the demands of NGSS. These items were adopted from performance tasks provided by the NGSS official website www.nextgenscience.org
 
NGSS: A New Vision for Science Education Video - Infographic
 
 
NGSS Implementation Timeline
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