This course from the Stanford NGSS Assessment Project (SNAP) is designed to guide participants in exploring the role performance assessment can play in helping their students meet the goals of the Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will learn SNAP's strategies for analyzing what an assessment is evaluating, analyzing multidimensional student data, and making instructional decisions based on evidence of students' progress and additional needs. Participants will have opportunities throughout the course to practice using these strategies with sample short performance assessments (20 minute tasks) and student data.
This course follows a hybrid format designed to support groups of colleagues learning together. Instruction is delivered through four video sessions and the assignments for those sessions are done in these in-person (face-to-face) groups of colleagues. One member of the group should be designated to be a facilitator. Because this format is so unusual, we have created a video (below) to help you with some of the planning decisions that should be made before you begin. Note: SNAP is not present in these meetings -- we provide facilitation guides and all of the materials you will need for the assignments, but these meetings are run by you and your colleagues.