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2016 Science Framework

The curriculum framework was adopted by the State Board of Education on November 3, 2016. A professionally edited and formatted version of the framework will be available at a later time.

Science Framework

The State Board of Education adopted the Science Framework on November 3, 2016

Note: The chapters and appendixes were reorganized in February 2017. Also, a professionally edited and formatted version of the Framework will be available at a later time.

Instructional Segments Tables (PDF; Updated 08-Nov-2017)
These corrected instructional segment tables will be in the published version of the 2018 CA Science Framework.

State Board of Education Policy on the Teaching of Natural Sciences | DOC

Chapter 1: Overview of the California Next Generation Science Standards (DOC; 3MB)

Chapter 2: Transitional Kindergarten (DOC)

Chapter 3: Kindergarten Through Grade Two (DOC; 4MB)

Chapter 4: Grades Three Through Five (DOC; 11MB)

Chapter 5: Grades Six Through Eight Preferred Integrated Course Model (DOC; 16MB)

Chapter 6: Grades Six Through Eight- Discipline Specific Course Model (DOC; 8MB)

Chapter 7: High School Three Course Model (DOC; 16MB)

Chapter 8: High School Four Course Model (DOC; 23MB)

Chapter 9: Assessment of Student Learning (DOC; 2MB)

Chapter 10: Access and Equity (DOC)

Chapter 11: Instructional Strategies for the Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century (DOC)

Chapter 12: Implementing High-Quality Science Instruction: Professional Learning, Leadership, and Supports (DOC)

Chapter 13: Instructional Resources to Support the Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (DOC)

Appendix 1: Progression of the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts in Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (DOC)

Appendix 2: K-12 Connections to Environmental Principles and Concepts (DOC)

Appendix 3: Computer Science in Science (DOC)

Appendix 4: HS Three-Year Model: Every Science, Every Year (DOC)

Appendix 5: Recommended Literature for the Science Classroom (DOC)

Glossary Part 1 (DOC)

Glossary Part 2 (DOC)

Science Resources (DOC)

Additional Resources

Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | scienceframework@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Friday, November 17, 2017
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