Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/27/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Info/Action
Subject: 17.2 Review and Potential Approval of Next Generation Science Standards Materials for Middle School Science Courses
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1: All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and/or career.
Policy:
Enclosure
File Attachment:
FINAL STEMscopes Quote.pdf
Middle School Science Adoption Process 21_22 Board Presentation Final.pdf
Summary: The Middle School Science Adoption Committee began meeting Fall 2021 and included representatives from all feeder patterns and communities across the District. The team included teachers and administrators. Teachers worked in course-alike teams as they went through the review process. Materials were available for review by the community for three weeks at the end of November 2021 at the Willow Creek Center and feedback surveys were collected. After reviewing materials and presentations from a variety of vendors, using California Department of Education evaluation tools, the Middle School Adoption Committee decided to pilot materials from Stemscope, McGraw-Hill and Green Ninja. Each pilot lasted five weeks with training provided by the publishers prior to each pilot. At the end of the pilots, the teachers met in-person to review the data collected, community survey results, and compared materials to District and State criteria with consideration to our diverse district needs to make a recommendation. The Middle School Adoption Committee are recommending an 8-year contract with STEMscopes for the 6th, 7th and 8th grade science courses. This contract would include online and printed materials, teacher professional development, and the materials are available in Spanish in support of emerging bilingual students.
Funding: Lottery-Prop 20
Unrestricted General Fund
LCFF Supplemental (Primary Language Support materials)
Fiscal Impact Not to exceed $ 1,725,000
Recommendation: Approval of purchase of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Materials for Middle School Science Courses 6th-8th Grades
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:
Dr. Lisa Gonzales - Chief Business Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Cherise Khaund Moved, Member Erin McFerrin seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approval of purchase of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Materials for Middle School Science Courses 6th-8th Grades'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
   
Linda Mayo     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes
Keisha Nzewi     Yes
Erin McFerrin     Yes