Archive: Assessment for the Next Generation Science Standards, January 14, 2014

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This web seminar took place on January 14, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenters were Joan Herman, Co-Director Emeritus of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA; and Nancy Butler Songer, Professor of Science Education and Learning Technologies, University of Michigan.


Dr. Herman began the presentation by summarizing a report by the National Research Council on assessment for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). She talked about the development of the report and shared key findings. Next, Dr. Songer discussed challenges for classroom implementation and provided examples of tasks that can be used with students to assess their proficiency on the NGSS performance expectations. Participants had the opportunity to submit questions and share their feedback in the chat.


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

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  • on Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:59 PM

Many people are asking the assessment questions about NGSS. A great resource has become available to help us think this through carefully.It is this web seminar. It was informative, interesting and understandable for all who attended.

Kathy Renfrew  (Barnet, VT)
Kathy Renfrew (Barnet, VT)


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