Online Tools Training (OTT) Lesson Plan
The Science Assessment Team shares a flexible classroom lesson plan to accompany Practice A of the Online Tools Training for the online MSP.
WERA Presentation, December 6, 2012 (PPT)
Science Assessment Update for 2013
These documents include: information about the science assessment system for 2013; sample items to familiarize teachers and students with the item types on the assessments; and scoring information for educators.
Science Assessment Update for 2012
These documents include: updates to the science assessment system for 2012; sample items to familiarize teachers and students with the item types on the assessments; and scoring information for educators.
Science Short-Answer Item Templates
Lessons Learned from Scoring Student Work
The Science Assessment Team shares observations about student responses for the Measurements of Student Progress and the Biology End-of-Course exam pilot items.
Science Assessment Update for 2011
These documents include updates to the science assessment system for 2011,
sample items to familiarize teachers and students with the item types on the
assessments, and scoring information for educators.
Teacher Resource Tool
The Web-based teacher resource tool assists teachers with information about the test questions on the Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Science State Assessments. Teachers can access descriptions of the test questions, the item specifications, student performance on each question, and sample questions for classroom instructions.
Resources based on the previous Science Standards (the 2005 GLEs)
The Powerful Classroom Assessments (PCAs) are developed from scenarios and test items used on the state science test. Questions were added to show the breadth of standards that could be tested within a given scenario. Rubrics and sample answers are included.
These documents contain released WASL items from 2006 to 2008, including information on scoring open-ended items and annotated examples of scored student work. Some of these items align to the new K-12 science standards and can be used in the classroom.