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Science Curricula

Science teachers are transitioning to the OpenSciEd curriculum and the transition is still in the initial stages. Therefore, no specific teaching documents or lesson materials can be provided at this time. However, the current scope and sequence documents published by the Louisiana Department of Education in January of 2019 are linked below. These documents provide a look at the Louisiana state standards for Science and other educational guidance.

Science classes are also transitioning to new LEAP 2025 standardized exams which align more effectively with the Louisiana standards. LIttle specific guidance can be offered at this time for testing.  However, the field test guide for each grade level’s test is linked below to offer some insight into the rigor of the test and the expectations for both teachers and students in reaching appropriate achievement levels. A Parent Guide to LEAP 2025 Practice Tests document is also provided.. This document allows access to certain practice tests in multiple grade levels. 

For the past three years, the Ouachita Parish School Board has been in partnership with the Southern Regional Educational Board using the Louisiana Design Collaborative. This initiative provides planning and teaching resources to support educators in rigor and methodology. A link to a document entitled “Powerful Practices in the Literacy Based Classroom” is included to aid in understanding the look of today’s Science classroom from both student and teacher perspectives. 

All  links other than the Powerful Practices link are taken from the Louisiana Department of Education’s website louisianabelieves.com but are placed below for quick access. 

6th grade Science Scope and Sequence

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/grade-6-sample-scope-and-sequence_1.docx

6th grade Science field test guidance

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/leap-2025-field-test-guide-for-grade-6-science.pdf

7th grade Science Scope and Sequence

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/grade-7-sample-scope-and-sequence.docx

7th grade Science field test guidance

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/leap-2025-field-test-guide-for-grade-7-science.pdf

8th grade Science Scope and Sequence

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/grade-8-sample-scope-and-sequence_1.docx

8th grade Science field test guidance

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/leap-2025-field-test-guide-for-grade-8-science.pdf

A Parents’ Guide to the LEAP 2025

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/parent-guide-to-the-leap-2025-practice-tests.pdf

Powerful Practices in the Literacy Based Classroom

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/powerful_practices_in_the_literacy_based_classroom.pdf