Science 6-8 Summary of Alignment & Usability

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The instructional materials reviewed for Amplify Science Grades 6-8 meet expectations for Alignment to NGSS, Gateways 1 and 2. In Gateway 1, the instructional materials meet expectations for three-dimensional learning and phenomena and problems drive learning. In Gateway 2, the instructional materials meet expectations, in that they incorporate unit-unit coherence, tasks related to explaining phenomena that build in sophistication across the series, scientific accuracy of the three dimensions, the full scope of the three dimensions, and incorporate the nature of science connections to DCIs and SEPs and engineering connections to CCCs. The instructional materials also meet expectations for Usability and Supports for Grades 6-8, Gateway 3. In Gateway 3, the instructional materials meet expectations that the materials incorporate supports to facilitate teacher learning, documentation of design and usability, supports for assessment, and information regarding use of digital technologies. The instructional materials partially meet expectations that the materials provide support for all students.