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Category: assessment

Covid-19 Grading/Graduation FAQs

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and school closure, today the California Department of Education released guidelines for grading and graduation requirements, along with related frequently asked questions (FAQs) and pertinent resource links. Please share with fellow colleagues!

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Evaluating Cognitive Complexity in Science Assessments

Achieve has released a new publication, A Framework to Evaluate Cognitive Complexity in Science Assessments, which focuses on a new approach to capture and communicate the complexity of summative assessment items and tasks designed for three-dimensional standards. This framework can…

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Achieve Releases Performance Task Screening Tools

This past week, Achieve released two new tools that will assist teachers in evaluating science assessment tasks to determine whether they accommodate for the three-dimensionality of NGSS. The Science Task Prescreen¬†is used to conduct a quick review of assessment tasks…

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Two new NGSS Resources for Instruction

In the latest newsletter from Achieve, I came across two new resources that support NGSS instruction and learning for ALL students. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has released Using Crosscutting Concepts to Prompt Student Responses to guide…

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Achieve Releases Criteria to Guide Assessment Development

Check out the new resource just released by Achieve, Criteria For Procuring and Evaluating High-Quality and Aligned Summative Science Assessments. ¬†This resource provides a set of criteria that can be used to develop and evaluate new statewide summative assessments designed…

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