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6-8 CA NGSS Arrangements

California has identified two course models for the Next Generation Science Standards in grades 6-8, the CA NGSS Integrated Learning Progression Model and an alternative Discipline Specific Model. 

Two documents, published on the NGSS for California Public Schools, K-12 website, provide middle school educators the rationale for each of the two course models as well as describe the 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.

  • Discipline Specific Model (DOC)
    This document provides middle school educators the rationale for the Discipline Specific Course arrangement.



Links to course models and instructional segments:

Preferred Integrated Course Model

Alternative Discipline Specific Course Model

 

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