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  Session: High School Topics
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Contributing to the Development of NGSS-based Large-Scale Assessments
  Meeting: 2014 Summer Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Location: N/A
  Time: 8:50AM
  Author: Thomas J. Regan, The College Board
571-392-2166, tregan@collegeboard.org
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: States are now considering adopting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Physics educators can help ensure the quality of the physics components of any ensuing large-scale assessments. To this end, leverage points (RFI, RFP, Scope of Work, Test Specifications, Item Specifications, Committees) of typical large-scale assessment programs will be identified. For each leverage point, strategies for incorporating the NGSS' strengths, and compensating for the NGSS' weaknesses, will be presented. Goals for the assessment will be presenting correct content, engaging the student in meaningful tasks, obtaining useful information, and transparency.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Regan-AAPT SM14 Regan.pdf

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