Delaware Next Generation Science Assessment
Science Assessment Test Items: Open Use
The Delaware Department of Education engaged with WestEd to design and develop sample tasks to measure the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These tasks were administered to Delaware students as part of a process to evaluate the tasks’ effectiveness at measuring all three dimensions of the NGSS—Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), and Crosscutting Concepts (CCC). These tasks were revised based on the data collected during the research period, and are now available to Delaware educators as sample NGSS-aligned assessments for use in their classrooms.
Why does science matter?