Key Questions

  1. What do the evidence, the California Department of Education's list, and EdReport’s reviews say about each set of materials?
  2. How could the identified strengths of the material support your teachers’ understanding and implementation of standards-aligned materials?
  3. Have you inventoried your current system around materials and do you understand how high-quality materials might play a role? What is needed to move teaching and learning to meet the vision of your district? What key attributes should you consider in materials?
  4. Is there an English Language Development (ELD) component and is it adequate for the English Language programs your district runs? If it’s not adequate, how might you supplement it?
  5. In K-5 settings, are there opportunities to integrate science in other content areas?
 

Guidance

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Framework
Local Considerations
CA NGSS TIME Tools for Screening Materials