Key Features of Science Instruction

3-Dimensional Science Standards

  • Scientific and Engineering Practices
  • Disciplinary Core Ideas
  • Crosscutting Concepts


Parent Guide to Next Generation Science Standards

First Best Instruction

  • Hands-on inquiry
  • Modeling of phenomenon
  • Integration with mathematics
  • Claims, Evidence, Reasoning (C.E.R.)

Practices, Content, Crosscutting figure

SVUSD Adopted Materials

SVUSD will pilot NGSS aligned materials in 2018-2019 and adopt new NGSS materials in 2019-2020.


During the current school year, textbooks for the subjects and grade levels listed below are being reviewed and will be recommended for a pilot for use in SVUSD schools for the 2019-2020 school year. The full implementation of adopted materials will be for the 2020-2021 school year. Materials being considered for adoption will be on display for parents in Reception Lobby at the SVUSD District Office. It is anticipated that recommendations for piloted materials will be finalized end of May 2019. Input from parents is a valuable part of the adoption process.

Textbook Adoption, parents are invited to view textbooks and draft written responses


Office Contacts

Lisa Paisley, Coordinator
(949) 580-3332

Marie Ferguson, Secretary
(949) 580-3348