A new guidebook is aiming to help educators better align their assessments to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

“The book is based on the 2013 National Academies report Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards, which found that the assessments states and districts currently use were not designed to assess the type of understanding envisioned by the NGSS, which stress the integration of knowledge of science with scientific and engineering practices,” according to a release.

In the new guidebook titled, Seeing Students Learn Science: Integrating Assessment and Instruction in the Classroom, educators can expect a rundown of the changes that are now associated with teaching science. Educators will also be provided with various case studies and sample tasks as well as an explanation for how different assessment types measure proficiency. The guidebook also contains information about “how to build new kinds of assessments into the flow of instruction.”

Click here to read the full story in Education World (March 30, 2017)

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