In-Depth Assessment Development with the Next Generation Science Standards

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Agency: CESA 10
Agency Contact: Michelle Parks
Agency Assistant: Ginny Shoemaker 715-720-2038
Location: CESA 10
725 West Park Avenue
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Facility: Conference Center (Rooms 1-2-3)
4/4/2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

During this day we’ll work through steps in creating NGSS-aligned assessments. Teachers will be guided through the process and be provided time to work on each element.

The steps will include:
1)      Start with a specific goal – quick review of developing learning targets, moving into connections to standards-based report cards.
2)      Build a series of formative assessments - what do formative assessments of science practices look like?  What evidence will I gather that students are making progress toward my learning targets?
3)      Create summative test – how do I create an NGSS-aligned performance task? What other effective test item types might I use? What makes it an authentic assessment?
4)      Create rubrics – how do I create an NGSS-aligned rubric?
5)      State level connections - How does this type of assessment connect to the state Forward Exam and ACT?
6)      Peer review and sharing

Expectation: By the end of the day each person or team will have a set of formative assessments, a summative assessment, and a rubric sketched out. We’ll share these products in a Google folder.

Learning outcomes include:

  1. Participants will explore the NGSS to align assessments with this vision.
  2. Participants will create one or more assessments aligned to the NGSS.

This workshop is offered at no cost to those districts participating in the STEM consortium, including the districts of Abbotsford, Altoona,  Augusta, Bloomer, Bruce, Cadott, Chippewa Falls, Colby, Cornell, Eau Claire, Eleva-Strum, Fall Creek, Flambeau, Gilman, Gilmanton, Granton, Greenwood, Ladysmith, Lake Holcombe, Loyal, Mondovi, Neillsville, New Auburn, Osseo-Fairchild, Owen-Withee, Spencer, Stanley-Boyd, and Thorp.  The cost for all others is $350 per participant.


Teacher Standards
WES1The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for pupils.
WES4The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology to encourage children’s development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.