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STEM Smart Brief: Teaching and Learning Under the Next Generation Science Standards This brief gives an overview—and by no means a comprehensive one—of several NGSS-aligned projects in the…
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Constructing Assessment Tasks that Blend Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science Practices for Classroom Formative Applications How do we measure knowledge in use? In this…
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Graphing Research on Inquiry with Data in Science (GRIDS) Curricular Units Three middle school science curricular units on the topics of genetics, ocean biodiversity & discourse, and solar…
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Opportunities to Participate (OtP) in Science: Examining Differences Longitudinally and Across Socioeconomically Diverse Schools The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a survey…
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Automated text scoring and real‐time adjustable feedback: Supporting revision of scientific arguments involving uncertainty This paper describes HASbot, an automated text scoring and real‐time…
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Measuring Science Instructional Practice: A Survey Tool for the Age of NGSS Ambitious efforts are taking place to implement a new vision for science education in the United States, in both…
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Understanding Science and Language Connections: New Approaches to Assessment with Bilingual Learners We report on the use of bilingual constructed response science assessments in the context…
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The Effect of Automated Feedback on Revision Behavior and Learning Gains in Formative Assessment of Scientific Argument Writing Application of new automated scoring technologies, such as…
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Impact of Graph Technologies in K-12 Science and Mathematics Education Graph technologies are now widely available in K-12 science and mathematics classrooms. These technologies have the…
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Coordinating between Graphs and Science Concepts: Density and Buoyancy Graphs illustrating complex scientific relationships require students to integrate multiple concepts and visual features…
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Investigating Classroom-related Factors that Influence Student Perceptions of LEGO Robots as Educational Tools in Middle Schools This paper investigates classroom-related factors such as…
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Middle School Teacher Professional Development in Creating a NGSS-plus-5E Robotics Curriculum The persistent lack of diversity in STEM fields remains a serious challenge for U.S. global…
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Designing NGSS-Aligned Lesson Plans During a Teacher Professional Development Program Rapid technological advances are dominating the evolution of world’s economy and increasingly influencing…
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Analyzing Successful Teaching Practices in Middle School Science and Math Classrooms when using Robotics A robotics-based curriculum offers numerous opportunities to enrich science, technology…
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Use of a Design Canvas in a Robotics Workshop and Analysis of its Efficacy Advances in science and technology are shaping every aspect of our lives including education, work, healthcare,…
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Designing Robotics-based Science Lessons Aligned with the Three Dimensions of NGSS-plus-5E Model: A Content Analysis Currently, 19 states have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (…
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Early Childhood Educators’ Declarative Knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards Hapgood, S., Heuring, J. & Wilson, G., Czerniak, C. (Accepted for January 2020). Early Childhood…
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Longitudinal Impact of Early Childhood Science Instruction on 5th Grade Science Achievement Czerniak, C. M., Kaderavek, J., Paprzycki, P., Hapgood, S., Mentzer, G., Molitor, S., &…
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Longitudinal Impact of Early Childhood Science Instruction on Middle Grades Literacy and Mathematics Czerniak, C. M., Paprzycki, P., Hapgood, S., & Kaderavek, J. (2019). Longitudinal…
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Scientific Inquiry for Young Children: Linking Teacher Professional Development and Family Engagement to Improve Student Achievement Hapgood, S., Paprzycki, P., Czerniak, C.M. (2019).…
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Thinking Beyond the Score: Multidimensional Analysis of Student Performance to Inform the Next Generation of Science Assessments Conventional assessment analysis of student results, referred…
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WISE: Web-based Inquiry Science Environment Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE)All WISE units are research-tested and aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Each unit is…
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Knowledge in Use: Examining Elementary Teachers’ Content Knowledge for Teaching (CKT) about Matter using Scenario-Based Assessment This study explores how teachers across the United States…
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Elementary Pre-service Teachers' Perceptions of Assessment Tasks to Measure Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter This study explores how 79 elementary pre-service teachers evaluate…
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Designing Educative Curriculum Materials for Teacher Educators: Supporting Elementary Teachers' Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter Building on the work of Ball and Cohen and that…
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Development and Validation of a High School STEM Self‐Assessment Inventory The development of inclusive STEM high schools that have no academic admission requirements has been a national goal…
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Developing Transmedia Engineering Curricula Using Cognitive Tools to Impact Learning and the Development of STEM Identity This paper examines the use of Imaginative Education (IE) to create an…
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How Science Teachers DiALoG Classrooms: Towards a Practical and Responsive Formative Assessment of Oral Argumentation We present lessons learned from an ongoing attempt to conceptualize,…
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Exploring Experienced Designers' Strategies in a CAD Learning Environment Computer-aided design (CAD) simulation environments offer opportunities for students to evaluate, redesign, and…
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NGSS-Aligned Assessment Tasks for Grades 3–5 This web-based portal offers free, technology-enhanced science assessment tasks for Grades 3-5. Designed for use by educators, researchers, and the…
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The DiALoG Science Argumentation Tool DiALoG stands for Diagnosing the Argumentation Levels of Groups. It is designed for teachers to formatively assess the quality of evidence-based arguments…
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Next Generation Science Assessment Tasks Assessment tasks intended to support teaching and learning in classrooms that are enacting NGSS-aligned instruction, and to gain insights into grades 3…
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A Framework of Construct-Irrelevant Variance for Contextualized Constructed Response Assessment Estimating and monitoring the construct-irrelevant variance (CIV) is of significant importance…
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Articulating a Transformative Approach for Designing Tasks that Measure Young Learners’ Developing Proficiencies in Integrated Science and Literacy As early elementary classrooms shift to…
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Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Assessment Tasks that Measure Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter Developing knowledge about science instruction is critical for…
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Examining the Responding Component of Teacher Noticing: A Case of One Teacher’s Pedagogical Responses to Students’ Thinking in Classroom Artifacts In this study, we investigated how an…
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Training a New Generation of Problem Solvers: How Can Education Programs Develop the Problem-Solving Skills of Today's Schoolchildren and Tomorrow's STEM Workforce? Songer, N.B. (…
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An Investigation of Explanation Multiple-Choice Items in Science Assessment Liu, O. L., Lee, H.S. & Linn, M.C. (2011a). An investigation of explanation multiple-choice items in science…
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Measuring Knowledge Integration: Validation of Four-Year Assessments Liu, O.L., Lee, H.S., & Linn, M.C. (2011b). Measuring knowledge integration: Validation of four-year assessments.…
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A Design Pattern for Experimental Investigation (Large-Scale Assessment Technical Report 8) The significance of inquiry skills is widely acknowledged in science practice across many areas. …
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A Design Pattern for Observational Investigation Assessment Tasks (Large Scale Assessment Technical Report 2) The significance of inquiry skills is widely acknowledged in science practice…
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Conceptual Framework for Analyzing and Designing Illustrations in Science Assessment: Development and Use in the Testing of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Populations We present a…
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Design Patterns for Assessing Model-Based Reasoning (Large-Scale Assessment Technical Report 6) Understanding, exploring, and interacting with the world through models characterizes science in…
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LOOPS: Logging Opportunities in Online Programs for Science (Koile) http://cadrek12.org/sites/default/files/KOILE%20DRK12Nov09.pdf
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Science Standards 2009:Themes, Implications, Metaphors (Songer) SongerNSF11 09.ppt
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Situated Assessments Using Virtual Environments : The SAVE Science Project
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Why Formative Assessment? Why form Assessment_LE 2_5 14 13.pdf Why form Assessment_LE 3_1 16 13.pdf Why form Assessment_LE 4_5 14 13.pdf…
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Engage. Elaborate. Evaluate! Virtual Environment-Based Assessments of Science Content and Practices Create an immersive virtual environment to engage students in problem solving…
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Improving Science Assessments by Situating Them in a Virtual Environment Current science assessments typically present a series of isolated fact-based questions, poorly representing the…
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Strategic Scaffolding for Scientific Inquiry Though many national and international science organizations stress the importance of integrating scientific inquiry into classroom instruction,…