The goal of this project is to develop and validate a middle school physical science assessment strand composed of four suites of simulation-based assessments for integrating into balanced (use of multiple measures), large-scale accountability science testing systems. It builds on the design templates, technical infrastructure, and evidence of the technical quality, feasibility, and instructional utility of the NSF-funded Calipers II project. The evaluation plan addresses both formative and summative aspects.
Senior Research Associate
About Me (Bio):
Matt D. Silberglitt, Senior Research Associate at WestEd, manages activities for simulation-based science curriculum, instruction, and assessment research projects. Prior to his current position, Silberglitt developed science assessments for WestEd in the states of Kentucky, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, Ohio, and West Virginia. Prior to working at WestEd, Silberglitt developed science assessments at the Minnesota Department of Education and at Data Recognition Corporation. He has taught high school science and college courses, and has extensive volunteer experience in elementary classrooms.
Citations of DRK-12 or Related Work (DRK-12 work is denoted by *):
- Quellmalz, E. S., and Silberglitt, M. D. (2017). Simscientists: Affordances of Science Simulations for Formative and Summative Assessment. In H. Jiao and R. W. Lissitz (Eds.), Technology Enhanced Innovative Assessment: Development, Modeling, and Scoring From an Interdisciplinary Perspective (pp. 71–94). Information Age Publishing.*
- Quellmalz, E. S., Timms, M. J., Silberglitt, M. D., & Buckley, B. C. (2012). Science assessments for all: Integrating science simulations into balanced state science assessment systems. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 49(3), 363-393.*
- Using Simulations and Games in a System of Multidimensional Science Assessments*