Evaluation and Assessment

Science Standards and Assessments

How do teachers test standards when there aren't any standardized tests for science?

Morgan Simmons
Morgan Simmons
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One does not need a standardized test to assess standards. From the standards one prepares a learning target and performance expectation, from which an assessment is based. Just my thought.

Patria Baumstark
Patria Baumstark
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Hi Morgan,
The state in which I live and teach does have standardized tests for science. However, they are not given every year like they are in English and mathematics. For k-8, students are tested in grades 4 and 7.
The newer Next Generation Science Standards are actually written as Performance Expectations rather than student learner objectives like the older standards. To read about them, here is the website:
Science Teaching Standards: NGSS
Carolyn

Carolyn Mohr
Carolyn Mohr
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