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Our mission is to develop tools that will support the integration of performance-based learning and assessment into policy and practice. We are using these curriculum, assessment, and design tools to build capacity among educators, administrators, and policymakers in creating meaningful learning experiences for all students, especially for those traditionally underserved in science classrooms.

Curriculum

SCALE has created NGSS-designed/aligned, project-based curricula with embedded performance assessments. All of the curricula shared here are free and can be downloaded for classroom use.

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Professional Development

SCALE supports educators in using our materials through a variety of professional learning experiences. Visit the links below to learn about the in-person workshops designed to support teachers in using SCALE's curriculum and assessments or in designing their own. You can also find information about a series of free hybrid online courses on developing and using 3D performance assessments from the Stanford NGSS Assessment Project.

In-person Professional Development

Online courses from the Stanford NGSS Assessment Project

Assessment

SCALE has created tools to guide educators, administrators, curriculum developers and policymakers in the development and use of systems of assessment for NGSS that include performance assessments. Visit this page to find assessments, development frameworks, and more.

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Upcoming Events

More events to be announced soon.

Highlights

Curriculum Update

A new unit for the Stanford Integrated NGSS Curriculum is ready! The 7th Grade Unit 2 - "Matter Matters" is now available for free download. Find the unit on our curriculum page. Check back often for new units and updates!


Introduction to SCALE Science Curriculum Recorded Webinar

Our Webinar introducing the SCALE Science curriculum is recorded and available for download here.


Recent Publication

"The New NGSS Classroom: A Curriculum Framework to Shift Instruction and Learning" is available now. Click here: http://www.aft.org/ae/summer2018/holthuis


Videos

Getting All Students to Participate

San Francisco Unified and SCALE have partnered to provide students with groupwork methods and curricular structures for more equitable outcomes.

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 would recommend this as a great and structured way for students to bring the integrated NGSS standards into their classroom. The units have a clear progression of ideas, include a variety of assignments (hands-on, reading, video) to engage learners in multiple ways, and encourage students to do experimentation before being given an "answer" or direction. I also like the different structures in place to support students, like the clear sentence frames for CER, "Stronger and Clearer" and peer editing protocols, and the idea of the project organizer as helping students consolidate their learning at the end of each subunit.

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