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Priority Features of NGSS-Aligned Instructional Materials

Published on: December 2, 2017

 The California Science Teachers Association (CSTA),the Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA) , the Washington Science Teachers Association (WSTA) and the Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA) have co-authored a white paper on priority features of NGSS instructional materials. This is the first time our states have collaborated to convey a common vision on an issue of great importance for the implementation of …

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K-8 NGSS Evidence Statements

Published on: November 7, 2015

The evidence statements were designed to articulate how students can use the practices to demonstrate their understanding of the DCIs through the lens of the CCCs, and thus, demonstrate proficiency on each PE. The evidence statements do this by clarifying: o How the three dimensions could be assessed together, rather than in independent units o The underlying knowledge required for …

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HS NGSS Evidence Statements Released

Published on: May 12, 2015

Achieve released the HS Evidence Statements recently. “The evidence statements provide detail on what students should know and be able to do in order to satisfy each performance expectation (PE) at the end of instruction. Given that each PE is three-dimensional, the statements describe how students can use the practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas together to demonstrate proficiency …

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