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Science Assessment Professional Development Opportunities

Science educators throughout Washington are encouraged to sign up for science assessment updates as well as apply to participate in events such as Cluster Development Workshops, Content Review Meetings, Range Finding Meetings, and Content Review with Data Meetings.

The adoption of the Washington State 2013 K-12 Science Learning Standards (Next Generation Science Standards) in October 2013 began a transition process that will take several years for awareness, professional development, and implementation in the classroom. The first state-wide assessments of the new standards are expected to be administered in no earlier than spring 2018.

The Grade 5 and Grade 8 Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and the Biology End-of-Course (EOC) exam aligned to the Washington State 2009 K-12 Learning Standards will continue until the new assessments are implemented.

As dates for development events for assessments aligned to the Washington State 2013 K-12 Science Learning Standards become available, information will be posted below. Invitations to apply for these events will be emailed to those signed up for science assessment updates through the GovDelivery listserv.

Washington State 2013 K-12 Science Learning Standards Assessment Development Events

 

Cluster Development Round 1

Content Review Round 1

Pilot Rangefinding Round 1

Content Review with Data Round 1

Grade 5October 12-16, 2015December 7-10, 2015July 25-29, 2016October 3, 2016
Grade 8October 19-23, 2015 December 7-10, 2015July 25-29, 2016October 3, 2016
Invitations to Apply EmailedSeptember 2015September 2015May 2016May 2016

 

Cluster Development Round 2

Content Review Round 2

Pilot Rangefinding and Rubric Validation Round 2

Content Review with Data Round 2

High School Week 1March 7-11, 2016June 27-July 1, 2016Summer 2017Fall 2017
High School Week 2March 14-18, 2016July 11-15, 2016
Grade 5March 21-25, 2016July 18-22, 2016
Grade 8March 21-25, 2016July 18-22, 2016
Invitations to Apply EmailedJanuary 2016January 2016May 2017May 2017

 

Cluster Development Round 3

Test Map Meeting

Content Review Round 3

Pilot Rangefinding and Rubric Validation Round 3

Content Review with Data Round 3

High SchoolOctober 10-14, 2016November 7, 2016December 5-9, 2016Summer 2017Fall 2017
Grade 5October 17-21, 2016November 9, 2016December 12-16, 2016
Grade 8October 17-21, 2016November 8, 2016December 12-16, 2016
Invitations to Apply EmailedSeptember 2016September 2016September 2016May 2017May 2017

 

Cluster Development Round 4

Content Review Round 4

Pilot Rangefinding and Rubric Validation Round 4

Content Review with Data Round 4

High School Week 1Spring 2017Summer 2017Summer 2018Fall 2018
High School Week 2Spring 2017Summer 2017Summer 2018Fall 2018
Grade 5Spring 2017Summer 2017Summer 2018Fall 2018
Grade 8Spring 2017Summer 2017Summer 2018Fall 2018
Invitations to Apply EmailedJanuary 2017April 2017 TBDTBD

Boxes with gray shading indicate events that have already occurred.

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   Updated 11/21/2016

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