How Can Simulations Be Components of Balanced State Science Assessment Systems?
This policy brief offers guidance and recommendations on how simulation-based science assessments can be included in the next generation of state science assessment systems. The authors report on research conducted on the simulation-based science assessment module SimScientists. The reported research focused on the technical quality, feasibility, and utility of simulation-based science assessments. The brief provides recommendations on two possible models for incorporating SimScientists into state science assessment systems.