Next Generation Science Standards: Generating a Wave or a Ripple?

“Taken together, the framework and science standards have the potential to generate a wave of improvement, but only if we prevent their promise from crashing on the rocky shores of high-stakes, all-purpose testing………..Decisions about high-stakes assessment of science and engineering will determine whether the new standards generate a wave of improvement or just another ripple in the pond.”

This article was published as a Commentary in Education Week online on April 2 and in Print on April 3, 2013 as, Assessing the Impact of New Science Standards (Vol. 32, Issue 27, Pages 22-23, 25)  For Education Week subscribers, it can be accessed at here.

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