The science review rubric identifies the criteria and indicators for high quality instructional materials. The rubric supports a sequential review process that reflects the importance of alignment to the standards then considers other high-quality attributes of curriculum as recommended by educators.
For science, our rubrics evaluate materials based on:
- Three-Dimensional Learning
- Phenomena and Problems Drive Learning
- Coherence and Full Scope of the Three Dimensions
- Design to Facilitate Teacher Learning
- Instructional Supports and Usability
The Evidence Guides complement the rubric by elaborating details for each indicator including the purpose of the indicator, information on how to collect evidence, guiding questions and discussion prompts, and scoring criteria.
To best read our reports we recommend utilizing the Codes for NGSS Elements document that provides the code and description of elements cited as evidence in each report.