The Science Assessment Item Collaborative (SAIC) in partnership with WestEd and CCSSO recently released two sample item clusters for assessment of the Next Generation Science Standards. Here is the description of the Grade 5 Item Cluster Prototype…
The Grade 5 Item Cluster Prototype was designed to follow the principles and recommendations set forth in the SAIC Assessment Framework and Item Specifications Guidelines for an NGSS-aligned large-scale summative assessment item cluster. The prototype serves as an initial model for measuring the three-dimensional science learning called for in the NGSS and should promote ongoing dialogue about the vision for a truly next-generation science assessment.
Click the links below to access the Item Cluster Prototypes:
Embedded below you will also find a recorded webinar on the Grade 5 Item Cluster Prototype.