While we recently adopted the Next Generation Science Standards here in Washington (the state), we will still be operating our science assessment system under our 2009 Science Learning Standards for the next few years. This seems to have caused much confusion for folks. I’ve talked to several district and building leaders who thought that the Science MSPs and Biology EOC were being eliminated after this year.. not the case.
OSPI has recently uploaded the latest science assessment resources HERE. You will find:
Grade 5 Science Update: 2014 – NEW
Grade 8 Science Update: 2014 – NEW
Biology EOC Update: 2014 – NEW
Lessons Learned from Scoring Student Work: 2013 – NEW