California Department of Education
California Next Generation Science Standards
Integrated Learning Progression Overview
ARRANGEMENT FOR ARTICULATION
The chart below illustrates the topic arrangement of the Performance Expectations (PE) to link the learning progression through middle school in each discipline.
The chart above summarizes the progression of learning from sixth grade through eighth grade in the NGSS cross cutting concepts and the following disciplinary core ideas: 1) Life Sciences; 2) Earth and Space Sciences; 3) Physical Science; and 4) Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science.
In conclusion, this integrated progression at each grade level supports a logical flow of content and increasing complexity of concepts across grade levels (from sixth through eighth grade). This arrangement of the CA NGSS provides the opportunity for cohesive content integration within and across grade levels.