Assessments and the NYSSLS
NYS Educators Think Out Loud and Speak Out Loud!!
“A School Science Assessment System to Enhance Learning:
A white paper has been developed to help support the design of an assessment system that better serves both our science students and the people who teach them about the many wonders of the natural world.
People just like you and me!
The recommendations in this white paper were developed by
A white paper documents a critical look at a significant topic; in this case, school science assessment in our state. This white paper provides important recommendations for our state, regional, and local educational agencies as they begin to develop three-dimensional assessments that show fidelity to the NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards (NYSP-12SLS), adopted by the Board of Regents in December 2016.
IT IS ESSENTIAL that YOU, as a teacher of science in NYS, read the white paper in its entirety since contexts and rationales have been provided for the important recommendations being made.
As you read the document, you will note that the paper:
You will also see that key concerns related to science teacher evaluation, professional development, materials support, and administrative support are addressed in the paper.
|From STANYS President Lisa Brosnick:
"As President of STANYS, I encourage you to read and study the white paper and convey your questions, ideas, and concerns to your STANYS sectional and state leaders.... If, after reading the white paper, you believe that it provides a clear and compelling vision of what needs to change in how we assess student learning in science, please share the paper with your colleagues, school administrators, parents, community leaders and others who have a stake in science education reform."
PLEASE READ PRESIDENT BROSNICK'S LETTER IN ITS ENTIRETY
READ THE CONSORTIUM LETTER SENT TO NYSED AND BOARD of REGENTS