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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Teacher Sessions

Practitioner-Level Science Training:
Assess Student Performance and Use Results to Improve Performance

The Practitioner-Level Training for science is for participants who have a basic understanding of performance-based assessment and instruction as well as the Exemplars science assessment rubric. Typically, participants have some experience using Exemplars science material in their classrooms.

The Broad Agenda

  • Assess participants' student work to inform instruction
  • Discuss strengths and weaknesses evident in student work
  • Develop and share strategies for improving learning opportunities
  • Address specific questions pertaining to the Exemplars science assessment rubric to improve scoring validity and reliability
  • Learn how to embed inquiry-based investigations into the regular curriculum
  • Investigate strategies for increasing student communication
  • Review resources for working/assessment portfolios and use of preliminary planning sheets

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