MIDDLE SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRESSIONLos Angeles Unified School District has selected the Integrated Model for science in middle grades. A reference guide will be published to describe the implications and provide guidance for the implementation. Click below to download the standards:Click here to access a suggested three year matrix to transition to the Preferred Integrated Model.SUPPORTING SCHOOLS DURING THE TRANSITION TO NGSSTeachers are encouraged to attend the periodic professonal developments offered by their local districts. Each Local District has its own network of support for science instruction. Professional development opportunities for teachers are currently available and ongoing. For more information, contact your Local District staff.Moving towards NGSS is a process and best done in a collaborative approach. An ongoing collaboration is needed within and across grade levels since some of the content has shifted. Teachers may use the curriculum maps on the Middle School Instructional Resources page for guidance on standards and suggestions for units and assessment.