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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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Top Sites for Discovering NGSS Phenomena

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are designed to give students a deeper understanding of scientific concepts and make them apply these concepts to real-world situations. Finding quality NGSS phenomena is essential to align instruction to the standards. NGSS Phenomena Defined Phenomena are

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Moving From NGSS Test to NGSS Assessments

One of the key differences between a traditional NGSS test and NGSS-aligned assessments lies in their outcomes: tests generate grades, while NGSS assessments generate valuable data for educators. In this blog post, we will explore the significance of

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