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2015-2016 Draft Science Framework Chapters

The Instructional Quality Commission approved the Draft Science Framework for California Public Schools for field review on September 24, 2015.
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The Instructional Quality Commission and the State Board of Education welcome your review and comments on the Draft Science Framework for Californian Public Schools. This online survey is available from November 17, 2015–January 19, 2016.  Link to the 2016 Science Framework Survey.

Table of Content | DOC
State Board of Education Policy on the Teaching of Natural Sciences | DOC
Chapter 1: Introduction and Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (DOC)
Chapter 2: Overview of the California Next Generation Science Standards (DOC; 3MB)
Chapter 3: Transitional Kindergarten (DOC)
Chapter 4: Kindergarten Through Grade Two (DOC)
Chapter 5: Grades Three Through Five (DOC; 6MB)

Chapter 6: Grades Six Through Eight

Chapter 7: Grades Nine Through Twelve

Chapter 8: Assessment of Student Learning (DOC; 5MB)
Chapter 9: Access and Equity (DOC)
Chapter 10: Instructional Strategies for the Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century (DOC; 1MB)
Chapter 11: Implementing High-Quality Science Instruction: Professional Learning, Leadership, and Supports (DOC)
Chapter 12: Instructional Resources to Support the Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (DOC)


Appendix A: Recommended Literature for the Science Classroom (DOC)
Appendix B: EEI EP&C Charts (DOC)
Appendix C: Progression of the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts in Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (DOC)
Appendix D: HS Three-Year Model: Every Science, Every Year (DOC)
Appendix E. Guidance on the Instruction of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) (DOC)


Glossary Part 1 (DOC)
Glossary part 2 (DOC)

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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