New Science Forward Exam - Shared screen with speaker view
One was content; one was process.
Pretty straightforward... not incredibly complex.
Lowest level DOK/Blooms
The second one was data analysis.
content based and skill based
Second question is a reading test with a graph
1st one was knowledge/recall and second one asked for more reasoning.
Not much application
I agree! So many educators are concerned with how to create 3D assessments
CER seems like one way to make that shift to assessing 3D instruction
We are working toward a system of assessments in ELA and Math but haven’t gotten there for Science yet.
Our network is creating 3D "interim" assessments for grades 3-8. They're a set of 3-4 assessments per grade level to be administered every 9 weeks. Items are 3-dimensional based on DCIs/SEPs/CCCs.
Science isn't on the school report card so not a priority in our district.
Would common summative assessments become a part of an overall system of science assessments for a district?
Technology such as PocketLab and various probes help to bring NGSS into the world of science education.
Yay for 3D interim assessments! We don’t currently have enough data to guide decision making in science.
K-5 teachers appreciate how the standards for mathematical practice link with SEPs
We have asked our science educators in MPS to identify assessment tasks for (1) content knowledge, (2) data and analysis, and (3) application as they relate to our instructional units (themselves designed from bundled NGSS performance expectations)
Hi, Sorry I am may be a bit impatient;however, I am finding mixed information. Will 10th grade be testing this year?
I’m wondering how ELLs might be supported?
Supports and accommodations will allow for content to be read to IEP students, for example?
Check ELL plans for allowable accommodations.
I worry not just about students with IEP's but also those who are not reading at grade level.
It seems as if it will be important for those folks to know about these changes
So wondering why the changes happening for this years Forward exam when the standards were released in November 2017 and with the state using the 3 year roll out process and assessments being in year 3???
I was wondering the same thing
Has the Forward Exam creators thought of utilizing video clips to "level the playing field." For instance, show a video clip of the dime demonstration as another way to present the information?
Resources though still aren’t available that are aligned to these standards...
If people are not talking about engineering, such as criteria and constraints, they might at least want to introduce these as a starting point with students
What is the change from 2 sessions of the forward exam now this year to 3? Are students still doing multiple choice questions that you showed in the examples or are they going to have to type possible answers?
Will the reading for students that typically need reading support be provided by teachers or through the computer through the Forward administration?
Are the answer choices given to students based on helping the teacher identify misconceptions?
Thank you very much.
Can you show the sample questions and where to find them?
I apologize, I was a bit late getting on..will you presentation be available?
Will the 4th grade test include anything from the 3-5 band?
Are there any districts that you are aware of who are administering a district-wide assessment for science standards?
What resource do you recommend to assist districts in the design of similar local assessments to best prepare students to be prepared and successful for Forward?
Are there district level assessments for science? We use MAP for Math and LA.
We use ACT Aspire classroom tests for middle school
kelms ^ had a great question! I'm curious about it as well.
I think MAP has a Science assessment too. Our district uses it for Grades 7-12.
Thank you for that clarification!
Same for 8th grade? or does it cover all 6-8?
MS, I suppose
What about 8th grade? 6-8 band or just 8th grade standards?
The standards for MS are not grade level specific
So the CCCs and SEPs are important!
Have you been involved in the planning for the upcoming CESA 6 Deep Dive into the NGSS & the Wisconsin Science Standards:DAY TWO: Focus on Assessment?
So the grade band suggestions are suggestions. Local control could put them anywhere within the 3-5 band, but since we are tested specifically no the Grade 4 suggestions, we should not exert local control.
Please show the url the you had up at the beginning. Thanks!
Thank you, Kevin!