You can realize the shared vision of a science assessment informed by principles of assessment design that also reflects local needs, emphases, and interpretations.
WestEd provides expert assistance designing and developing comprehensive next-generation science assessment systems. We take an evidence-based approach to all stages of development, to ensure that the assessments are valid, fair, and reliable measures of students’ science knowledge and abilities.
Our services are customized to each client’s context and needs. Our dedicated and versatile team of science specialists facilitate an iterative, engaging, multiple-stage process, with policymakers and education stakeholders, to develop a tailored solution for a comprehensive science assessment system.
Both online and paper-and-pencil assessments can be designed and developed.
Our next-generation science assessment team has provided the following for clients:
- CCSSO Science Assessment Item Collaborative: Facilitated input and needs from 15 collaborative members to develop NGSS Assessment Framework, Item Specifications Guidelines, and NGSS item cluster prototypes. These documents can be accessed at the CSAA Science Assessment Item Collaborative spotlight page.
- Washington, Delaware, Louisiana, South Dakota, Kentucky, Arizona: Design and/or development of assessments and assessment systems for the state’s three-dimensional science standards.
- College Board: Development of formative assessment items for new AP Insight products (AP Biology; AP Chemistry).
To learn more, contact Kevin King at email@example.com or 435.655.1229.