Middle School NGSS Assessment Project

SEPUP (Science Education for Public Understanding Program) at the Lawrence Hall of Science is leading a research and development project. In this project, curriculum and assessment developers from the Lawrence Hall of Science are developing assessments to monitor students’ progress towards understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These assessments are intended for teachers to use at the end of a science unit and will be provided as open educational resources intended for broad use with curricula that support the NGSS in a variety of educational settings.

As part of our development of high-quality NGSS assessments, we will be field testing assessment items with teachers and students in classrooms starting this academic year in grades 6-8.

If you would like more information about this research study or to inquire about participating, please contact Barbara Nagle, SEPUP Director Emerita, at (510) 642-3891 or sepupstudies@berkeley.edu.