Twin Rivers Science and Engineering Challenges

Mission to Mars

District Competition on May 16, 2017 at Highlands High School. 

Engineering Challenge Event for secondary students grades 6-12.

STEM Challenges: TK-6 Grade Students

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) California Timeline

March 2016

State Board of Education approved grades for administration consistent with the assessment design plan. 

Spring 2016

Science CSTs, CMAs, and CAPA administered in grades 5, 8, and 10.

June-July 2016

Second 60-day public review period of Science Curriculum Framework.

September/November 2016

State Board of Education to take action on the proposed Science Curriculum Framework (Action could be delayed to as long as January 2017 if needed).


Pilot Testing Year for NGSS Assessments


Anticipated Field Testing Year for NGSS Assessments.

November 2018*

Instructional materials adopted by School Board of Education

Proposed date, as this approved action is required by the legislature and School Board of Education.  


Anticipated Administration of Operational NGSS Assessments.


Last Updated: March 3, 2016