Next Generation Science Assessment for Delaware Learners Timeline

  • Next Generation Science Assessment for DE Learners Timeline

    DCAS science will transition to a three-dimensional science assessment system aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards over the coming years. Effective educators will measure the progress of their instruction frequently through a combined use of formative, interim and summative assessments. Please see the timeline below.

     

     Phase II – TENTATIVE Timeline

     

    2017-18

    2018-19

    2019-20

    2020-21

    Federal Accountability (Integrative Transfer Task)

    Assessment Field Tests:

    • Elementary (5)
    • Middle (8)
    • High School (Biology)

    Tests are “live”

    • Elementary (5)
    • Middle (8)
    • High School (Biology)

    Ongoing test administration:

    • Elementary (5)
    • Middle (8)
    • High School (Biology)

     

    Ongoing test administration

    • Elementary (5)
    • Middle (8)
    • High School (Biology)

     

    District Drives Assessment

    (End of Unit)

    Assessment Field Tests

    Grade level units, 5, 8, and Biology

    Released Assessments

    Grade level units, 5, 8, and Biology

    Assessment Field Tests

    Grade level units 4, 7, integrated science 9

    Released Assessments

    Grade level units 4, 7, integrated science 9

    Assessment Field Tests

    Grade level units 3 and 6

    Released Assessments

    Grade level units 3 and 6

    Teacher Driven Assessments

    (Embedded instructional Assessments) 

    Next Gen Teacher Leader

    Corp write 3-D assessment prompts for use in the classroom and return to the field to continue work in PLC’s.

    Next Gen Teacher Leader

    Corp write 3-D assessment prompts for use in the classroom and return to the field to continue work in PLC’s.

    Teachers submit items to “expert teachers” for vetting and addition to grade level item bank housed online.

    Teachers submit items to “expert teachers” for vetting and addition to grade level item bank housed online.

    Teachers submit items to “expert teachers” for vetting and addition to grade level item bank housed online.

     

    Notes:

      • TENTATIVE TIMELINE (subject to change)
      • Grade 5 State Assessment tests grade 5 standards.
      • Grade 8 State Assessment tests grade 8 standards
      • Biology State Assessment tests standards identified to be taught during high school biology.
    • End-of-Unit assessments will provide detailed, standards based reports for parents but are the responsibility of the district.*
    • Teacher driven assessments are for ongoing monitoring of instructional and student success.*

     

    • *Final two statements may or may not be approved for inclusion.