The California NGSS Statewide Implementation: Coherent and Student-Centered Science Assessment System is an online professional learning experience designed for K-12 academic coaches, administrators, curriculum leads, and teacher leaders to deepen their understanding and implementation of science assessment in classrooms, schools, districts, and the state.
The learning sessions include grade band assessment experiences that allow participants to develop a shared understanding of the productive use of assessment to inform instruction. They will engage in thinking about assessment as a system in order to have a holistic understanding of where students are at in terms of three-dimensional learning. And they will explore the use of tools that allow for the analysis of strengths and limitations of science tasks, as well as examining assessments with a lens of equity.
Participants will register for a grade band to allow their conversations to focus on the needs of a student group at the center of their system. It is recommended that educators register as teams in order to fully bring this professional learning into their school and district systems.