life science standards. Schools/districts that are implementing integrated science in both 9th and 10th grade should recognize that 57 percent of the standards defined on the blueprint are covered in years one and two of the integrated science blueprints. Districts are encouraged to offer a comprehensive 7th grade standards-based science course so that students entering high school will have mastery of the life science standards which form the foundation for the high school biology standards.
This document is designed primary for science teachers who are responsible for implementing the science standards. The document is also useful for designers of science materials and professional development, who will be able to familiarize themselves with what is expected from our California students in the integrated/coordinated sequence. Parents, guardians, and students will find this document useful to see the overall coverage of the Science Content Standards for California Public Schools grade 9-12.