The National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Supporting the Implementation of the NGSS in Assessment: Implications of Research

This web seminar took place on February 25, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Marcelle Siegel, Associate Professor of Science Education, University of Missouri and Joy Barnes-Johnson from Princeton Public Schools.

Program abstract:
The NGSS present a bold vision for science education that is challenging teachers to change their practice. Given the shifts in teaching and learning envisioned by the NGSS, it is inevitable that changes in assessment practices must follow. Join members of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) as they discuss Supporting the Implementation of NGSS through Research: Assessment and share resources for designing and differentiating classroom assessments. Science teachers, district science leaders, PD providers, and those who work with the next generation of science teachers will gain useful insights on the implications of research for classroom assessment.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "The wealth of information and resources presented was excellent! I I also appreciated the inclusion of Opportunities for 3D Learning, Fairness and Equity Issues, and Monitoring and Documenting of instruction and assessment over time."
  • "I really liked learning about how assessment and instruction are closely intertwined and that it is a good thing to have a thin line between it."
  • "The webinar gave some nice examples of 3D performance assessments/activities that are happening in classrooms across different disciplines."
  • "This webinar made me rethink how I do assessments. I liked all of the resources that were available."

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

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