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At SCALE Science, our mission is to improve practice, research and policy to support classroom instruction and student learning through the development of performance-based science curriculum and assessments. We work with educators to create more equitable classrooms in the service of more meaningful learning experiences and outcomes for all students, especially for those traditionally underserved.


SCALE provides NGSS-aligned, project-based curriculum with embedded performance assessments. Access the complete curriculum--all of which is free and available for classroom use. 

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Professional Development

SCALE Science Education offers professional support for teachers to use SCALE curriculum and assessments, or to design their own performance assessments or curriculum.

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SCALE professionals create a framework to help teachers use and develop NGSS-aligned, short performance and instructionally-embedded assessments.

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Introduction to the Curriculum


A Research-Backed Science Curriculum

SCALE Science partners with San Francisco Unified School District to show that learning collaboratively through projects yields results for middle school students.

Teacher about SCALE Science Ed Curriculum:

I felt very well supported...They listened to what we needed, and presented good trainings, and they were relevant, and helpful -- especially in the areas that I wasn't most familiar.