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Next Generation Science Standards
Evaluating Resources for NGSS: The EQuIP Rubric

Brian J. Reiser, Ph.D
Brian J. Reiser, Ph.D Brian J. Reiser is Professor of Learning Sciences in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. Reiser was a member of the National Research Council committees authoring the reports Taking Science to School (2007); A Framework for K-12 Science Education (2012), which guided the design of The Next Generation Science Standards; and Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards (2014). Reiser's research examines how to make the scientific practices of argumentation, explanation, and modeling meaningful and effective for classroom teachers and students. Reiser leads the Scientific Practices project studying how students learn to construct, apply, and refine scientific knowledge with increasing sophistication from elementary to middle school. Reiser co-led the development of IQWST (Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology), a three-year middle school curriculum that supports students in science practices to develop disciplinary core ideas.


Joe Krajcik, Ph.D
Joe Krajcik, Ph.D Joseph Krajcik is director of the CREATE for STEM Institute, a joint institute between the Michigan State University College of Natural Science and the College of Education to improve the teaching and learning of science and mathematics through innovation and research. He is also a faculty member in science education at MSU. During his career, Dr. Krajcik has focused on working with science teachers to reform science teaching practices to promote students' engagement in and learning of science. He is currently the principal investigator and co-principal investigator for two National Science Foundation grants to design assessments and curriculum materials aligned with the Next Generation of Science Standards. He served as lead writer for developing Physical Science Standards for the Next Generation Science Standards and lead writer for the Physical Science Design team for the Framework for K - 12 Science Education.




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