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NGSS for California Public Schools, K-12

Learning Progressions for Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8) and High School (9-12) Science.

Pre-publication Version of the Standards

On September 4, 2013, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (CA NGSS) as required by California Education Code 60605.85. The NGSS Appendices A-M were also adopted to assist teachers in the implementation of the new science standards and to aid in the development of the new science curriculum framework.

The California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS) can be viewed below by grade level Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI): Life Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences, and Physical Sciences or by grade level Topic (e.g., Chemical Reactions, Structure and Function, or Space Systems).

How to Read the CA NGSS Pre-publication Version of the Standards (DOC)

Kindergarten through Grade Five Standards

Standards Arranged by Disciplinary Core Ideas (Life, Earth and Space, and Physical Science)

Standards Arranged by Topic

(e.g., Chemical Reactions, Structure and Function, or Space Systems)

Grades Six through Eight Standards

These documents provide middle school educators the rationale for the CA NGSS Integrated Learning Progression Course for middle grades six through eight and the Alternative Discipline Specific Course for grades six through eight. The documents also describe learning progressions for each grade level.

Integrated Learning Progression Model (DOC)
This document provides middle school educators the rationale for the Integrated Learning Progression Course arrangement of standards developed by the California Science Expert Panel. Documents containing the standards for each grade level are below.

Discipline Specific Model (DOC)
This document provides middle school educators the rationale for the Discipline Specific Course arrangement. Documents containing the standards for each grade level are below.

Integrated Model Standards Arranged by Disciplinary Core Ideas

Integrated Model Standards Arranged by Topic

Discipline Specific Model Standards

Grades Nine through Twelve Standards

Standards Arranged by Disciplinary Core Ideas (Life, Earth and Space, and Physical Science)

Grades 9-12 by Disciplinary Core Ideas (DOC)

Standards Arranged by Topic (e.g.; Chemical Reactions, Structure and Function, or Space Systems)

Grades 9-12 by Topic (DOC)

NGSS Appendices A-M

The NGSS Appendices A-M External link opens in new window or tab. were adopted to assist teachers in the implementation of NGSS and in the development of the new science curriculum framework.

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