New NRC Report on Assessments

New System of Assessments Needed When Next Generation Science Standards Are Implemented, Report Says

WASHINGTON – New types of assessments will be needed to measure student learning once the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are implemented, says a new report from the National Research Council. The tests that states currently use emphasize factual knowledge and were not designed to assess the type of understanding envisioned by the standards, which emphasize depth of knowledge based on the ability to integrate core content with science and engineering practices.

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