Sacramento Area Science Project

Sacramento Area Science Project (SASP)

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The Sacramento Area Science Project (SASP) conducts science education research and provides professional development in K-12 science instruction.

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 Technical Subjects.

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 dialogue.

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.

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