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Curriculum & Instruction

The office of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction provides oversight and coordination of the District’s K12 Curricular Initiatives and the professional development necessary to implement the curriculum, California State Standards and their alignment to the California State Frameworks. Additional oversight includes programs such as English Language Development (ELD), Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Music, Guidance and Secondary Summer School.

Math Transition Benchmark (MTB)

Note - If your incoming 7th grade student has not taken the MTB, please see below.

The transition from elementary school to middle school is an important juncture in students' lives. Middle school mathematics forms the critical foundation for mathematics used in high school, college, everyday life, society and the workplace.

The shifts in expectations for college and career readiness now require students to solve non-routine problems, apply mathematics in different contexts, and communicate their reasoning to a variety of audiences.

For further information on the new sixth-grade transition assessment in English and Spanish, use the link below.

Grade 6 Math Transition Benchmark

Parent Letter - Gr 6 Benchmark Assessment

Grade 6 MTB Scoring Clarification

At the May 17, 2022 Board meeting, the Board of Education approved the following textbooks for preliminary public display beginning May 18, 2022.  

The textbook(s) listed below have been presented for adoption and use in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District at all High Schools.  It has been certified that these textbooks are aligned with the new State Board of Education adopted content Standards (Section 60605).  The textbooks will be presented for approval at the June 14, 2022 Board meeting.

Title: OpenSciEd
Publisher: OpenSciEd
Course Title: Physical Science/Biological Science
Department: Middle School Science
Grades: Grades 7 - 8

7th grade materials include:
7.1 Chemical Reactions & Matter
7.2 Chemical Reactions & Energy
7.3 Metabolic Reactions
7.4 Photosynthesis
7.5 Ecosystem Dynamics
7.6 Earth’s Resources & Human Impact

8th grade materials include:
8.1 Contact Forces
8.2 Sound Waves
8.3 Forces at a Distance
8.4 Earth in Space
8.5 Genetics
8.6 Natural Selection & Common Ancestry

Comments?  Please use this link for a short survey.

The instructional materials for high school listed  below are presented for community review for adoption and use in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District High Schools. It has been certified that the textbook(s) are aligned with State Board of Education adopted content Standards (Section 60605). 

The following instructional materials were approved for public review by the Board of Education at their June 9, 2020 meeting.

Calculus for the Advanced Placement Course 3rd Edition (2020)
Publisher: Bedford, Freeman, and Worth Publishing Group
Course Title:  AP Calculus AB
Grades: 11 & 12

To review this title, go to Vital Source Website.
Select "Sign in".
Username: NewportMesaReview2020@bfwpub.com
Password: Review2020!
Click on "My Bookshelf" in the top right section of the page. Scroll down to see all of the titles.

Calculus for Advanced Placement, 2nd Edition 
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Course Title:  AP Calculus BC
Grades: 11 & 12

To review, go to TrialNGLync Portal 
Login:  student01@nmusdapcalc.com
Password: password
Click "Launch Course"

Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Department:  Mathematics/International Baccalaureate
Grades: 11 & 12

Please take a moment to comment on any instructional materials you reviewed.

The textbooks listed  below were presented for adoption and use in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District High Schools. It has been certified that the textbook(s) are aligned with State Board of Education adopted content Standards (Section 60605). Each textbook is approved by College Board for use in its respective Advanced Placement course.

Please follow the links in BOLD for textbooks that have been adopted.  

Title: The American Pageant 17E
Publisher: Cengage
Course Title: AP US History
Grades: 11
To review, go to TrialNGLync Portal
Login:  student01@newportmesa.com;
Password: password
Click "Launch Course"

 

To review each/all of the following titles, go to Vital Source Website
Select "Sign in".
Username: NewportMesaReview2020@bfwpub.com
Password: Review2020!
Click on "My Bookshelf" in the top right section of the page. Scroll down to see all of the titles.

Title: Ways of the World: A Brief History with Sources Since 1200 C.E.4E
Publisher: Bedford, Freeman, Worth
Course Title: AP World History
Department: History/Social Studies
Grades: 10

Title: A History of Western Society Since 1300 for AP, 13E
Publisher: Bedford, Freeman, Worth
Course Title: AP European History
Grades: 10

Title: American Government: Stories of a Nation, 1E
Publisher: Bedford, Freeman, Worth
Course Title: AP American Democracy
Grades: 12

Title: Krugman's Macroeconomics for the AP Course, 3E
Publisher: Bedford, Freeman, Worth
Course Title: AP Macro Economics
Grades: 12

Contact Us

Lori Hernandez
Director of Teaching & Learning-Elementary

Mike Sciacca
Director of Teaching & Learning-Secondary 

Curriculum@nmusd.us

Visit the  Achieve the Core Website for resources to help build and apply understanding for each of the shifts in math instruction.