This was mentioned on my favorite new blog- Success at the Core– and I wanted to share it here as well.
In the state of Washington, we are transitioning to a Biology End of Course (EOC) assessment as our high-stakes science assessment for high school students. Kids will take this new assessment for the first time this spring of 2012.
In order to support this transition, the science team at OSPI has developed a Life Science Instructional Support Moodle. The Moodle site contains:
Section 1: Biology EOC Assessment Information
Section 2: K-12 Science Learning Standards
Section 3: Summary Documents for 9-12 Life Science Standards and 9-12 Systems, Application and Inquiry Standards
Section 4: Learning Supports for the 9-12 Life Science Standards
Section 5: Discussion Forums
- Section 6: Teacher-Created Resources Database
- Section 7: Elements of Effective Science Instruction (EESI)
- Section 8: Teacher Instructional Supports Tool Box