About MAP Growth Science for use with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

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Introduction
About MAP Growth Science for use with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are multi-dimensional standards developed by a state-led collaboration among 26 lead states, Achieve, and science education experts. They were guided by a 2012 National Research Council document titled A Framework for K-12 Science Education that described 3 dimensions needed for student understanding of science and engineering: Discipinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs), and Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs).

MAP Science for use with NGSS assessments are designed to be growth measures as students build their understanding of the multi-dimensional NGSS performance expectations. All MAP science items were rated for their degree of alignment to the 3 dimensions of a particular NGSS standard (also known as Performance Expectation, or PE). Well-aligned items address at least 2 of the 3 dimensions.

There are 3 versions of the MAP Science for use with NGSS assessments available:
  • MAP Science for use with NGSS for grades 3-5
  • MAP Science for use with NGSS for grades 6-8
  • MAP Science for use with NGSS for grades 9-12
An outline of the instructional areas for these tests can be found here: Instructional Areas - Science for use with Next Generation Science Standards.

For more information about these assessments, please contact your Account Manager.

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