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3D Assessment

Science Scope—March/April 2024 (Volume 47, Issue 2)

By Patricia McGinnis

We are now a decade past the release of the NGSS —an event that has shaped the way we teach science. The NGSS, with its three-dimensional approach encompassing disciplinary core ideas (DCIs), science and engineering practices (SEPs), and cross-cutting concepts (CCCs), requires a shift in both pedagogy and assessment. Moving away from the traditional assessment fare of multiple-choice questions that focus on recall is not easy. The National Research Council (2014) recommends that teachers utilize a combination of constructed response, selected response (multiple choice), and projects to assess three-dimensional learning.

Assessment NGSS Pedagogy Teaching Strategies Three-Dimensional Learning

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