About this course

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This course is designed to support teams of educators in learning SNAP's process of collecting and using student work to improve the quality of a performance assessment for the Next Generation Science Standards. The course guides teams through the steps of preparing for pilot testing, analyzing the artifacts from pilot testing, and using patterns in these artifacts to guide revisions and improvements to the assessment. Once the assessment is revised, participants will meet with another team to exchange feedback on the analysis and revision and to reflect on the process.

What you'll learn

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By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Embed a performance assessment into an instructional sequence
  • Collect pilot data from a performance assessment
  • Analyze pilot data to evaluate whether it meets SNAP quality criteria
  • Revise a performance assessment to improve its quality

Meet your instructors

Jill Wertheim
Program Director, Stanford Center for Assessment
Stanford University
Cathy Zozakiewicz
Senior Research Associate, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity
Stanford University