Science Pilot

VESD 2019-20 Science Pilot Information

This year, 55 teachers representing 17 school sites participated in piloting two publishers for a science adoption.  These dedicated individuals attended training in Next Generation Science Standards and collectively identified specific criteria to evaluate the programs.  

VESD Science Pilot Materials

In accordance with VESD Board Policy 6161.1, "All recommended instructional materials shall be made available for public inspection at the district office."  Links highlighting these materials, provided by each publisher, are posted below for the public for view during the week of May 4-11 at this web address.

Houghton Mifflin Science Materials

Twig Science Materials

VESD Science Pilot Results

Pilot Teacher Rating: Over a nine week study, pilot teachers took notes and rated their experience with the publisher's pilot program.  Results are below:
VESD Science Piot Results