Our shorter performance assessments typically assess students’ abilities to transfer science practices they are learning to new topics. We share an example on this page. In this assessment, students use three pieces of evidence to evaluate two competing models for why two boys in a family have gotten asthma.
Assessments such as these can be used as pretests and posttests for purposes of evaluating Student Growth Objectives focused on science practices during the course of a year, or they can be used as summative or formative assessments to guide ongoing instruction.
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