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MSPnet Academy Discussion
February 2nd - 16th, 2017

Presenters: William Penuel and Philip Bell, from the Research+Practice Collaboratory

Overview: Both the Framework for K-12 Science Education (NRC, 2012) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States, 2013) require new assessments of science proficiency as an integrated understanding of disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts. Though many science teachers, district leaders, and state science supervisors are tasked with developing these new assessments, there is a need for both templates to guide design and examples of good "three-dimensional" assessments to draw upon (NRC, 2013). In this workshop, we will present and illustrate applications of two tools for integrating science and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts into assessments for classroom use. We will also discuss strategies for integrating supports for emerging bilingual students into formative assessment tools and practices.

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Thanks! How are you working on Framework/NGSS Assessment?

posted by: Philip Bell on 2/2/2017 6:40 pm

Hi everyone: Thanks for attending or watching the webinar. Bill and I know that schools, districts, and states have been sinking into 3D assessment work. Do you have any descriptions or online resources about related efforts? We'd love to open up a space for us to learn from each other -- and we try to present a range of approaches in the professional learning resources that we publish. We'd love to see what people are up to.

Thanks, and what are your questions for us?

posted by: William Penuel on 2/2/2017 6:45 pm

Thanks for attending (or watching) today's webinar.

We covered a lot of ground! Some things probably went by fast. Let us know where you wished we'd slowed down to explain things.

Share your ideas for 3D formative assessment here, too, so your colleagues can learn from you!

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