Designing NGSS Aligned Classroom Assessment Tasks to Support Instruction
Presentation MediaNGSS Assessment Presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.6MB Jul17 16)
The Framework for Science Education and resulting Next Generation Science Standards effectively constitute a call for an extreme makeover for science education. Science education implemented in the spirit of NGSS brings together the cross-cutting concepts and science engineering practices identified in the Framework for Science Education and NGSS with disciplinary core ideas. Collecting evidence of student learning must also undergo an extreme makeover if it is to be a true reflection of what students know and can do. What does assessment that is aligned to 3-dimensional teaching look like at the classroom level? How will students demonstrate that they have mastered the science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts within the context of the disciplinary core ideas?
The target audience for this workshop is any instructor who works with pre-service or in-service K-12 teachers, and K-12 teachers. This includes not only instructors in teacher prep programs, but also 2YC and intro level course instructors who discover that many education majors take their courses to fulfill natural science requirements.
As a result of participation in the workshop, participants will be able to develop assessment tasks, and provide support for pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers as they work to develop classroom assessment tasks.
infusing classroom assessment tasks with the spirit of NGSS
integrating the disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and cross-cutting concepts into classroom assessment
building impact through infusing assessment tasks with systems thinking, creating and using scientific models, emphasis on quantitative thinking, and designing solutions to meet global challenges.
The approach we will take during this workshop will be to:
examine the sample assessment tasks offered through NGSS for various grade bands
examine the evidence statements offered through NGSS for various grade bands
consider ESS HS assessment tasks developed and piloted by the workshop conveners
collaborate to develop a model describing the structure of NGSS assessment tasks
collaborate to develop / outline an assessment task