The Sacramento Area Science Project (SASP) conducts science
education research and provides professional development in K-12
SASP is an education partnership between the University of
California, Davis, and California State University, Sacramento.
SASP is a regional site of the California Science Project.
SASP provides support to teachers, schools, and districts for
the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Science and the
Our mission is to conduct quality research, provide science
educators with useful, high quality professional development,
encourage teachers to be reflective practitioners focused on
student understanding, and engage educators in professional
Through SASP professional development, teachers increase their
capacity to support students to develop the skills, knowledge,
dispositions, and reasoning capabilities important to science.
We work with schools, districts, science centers, county offices
of education, community colleges, public and private
organizations to increase the quality of science instruction and
lift student achievement.