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3D Standards: Explained

Prior to the NGSS, science standards looked at knowledge in isolation. To understand if students “knew” or “understood” what was taught in class, teacher assessments centered around the content that students had been explicitly taught in class.  A

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NGSS Summative Assessments

Summative assessments based on phenomena can provide teachers valuable data to inform instruction and monitor student progress. NGSS-aligned summative assessments are often one of the most effective ways to final student understanding of grade-level standards, since they are

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HS-LS1-1 focuses on Structure and Function, specifically emphasizing the specialized cells in living systems and the relationship between DNA and proteins. In this post, we’ll look at the standard and expand some of our thinking to help you better

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