Evidence of Alignment

It's not a textbook. It's not a kit. It's a program.

Each program component references the others to form a cohesive learning system for teachers and students.

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Every learning journey should have a clear path

Each Performance Expectation comes at the top of the SEPUP Learning Pathway; a guide for sequencing activities showing connections between the three dimensions of the NGSS as well as Common Core Standards.

This unit bundles three PEs: MS-PS4-1, MS-PS4-2, MS-PS4-3. A single activity is likely part of more than one intertwined Learning Pathway just as each PE is strengthened through multiple activities. 

Program Supports

Literacy

Embedded strategies help teachers explore students' thinking and give students multiple opportunities to confront their preconceptions.

Assessment

Integrated into the programs the SEPUP assessment system sets up ways to collect evidence on student learning and improve performance. 

Differentiation

An intentionally flexible approach to all program activity types help accomplish our goal that all students achieve scientific literacy. 

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