The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have been adopted by many states, including California, but numerous questions remain about how state and local administrators, professional developers, developers of instructional materials and assessments, and teachers will implement the new standards. The Stanford NGSS Assessment Project (SNAP) is focusing on ways that high-quality performance assessment can support the implementation process.
Dr. Helen Quinn discusses NGSS and the role of performance assessment.
SPD activities support teachers, assessment developers, administrators, and researchers in using performance assessments to support three-dimensional learning.
The SNAP team is made up of experts on science education and assessment, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students committed to improving the quality of science education for students. SNAP is a project of Stanford University’s Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity.