Science Assessment – On-Line and Computer Based Assessments
Presented by Katie Bowler
Admin for Science/Tech/Eng Test Development
Mass. Dept of Education and
Senior Research Associate
Originally presented on Thursday, May 31, from 3-4 pm EST
This one-hour webinar provides an informal presentation/discussion on what states are currently doing or are planning to do with online or computer-based assessments in science. Among the questions explored are:
- How are states currently using computers or tablets to assess students in science on a large-scale?
- To what degree are states using technology-enhanced assessment items?
- What are the obstacles and advantages to these assessments in terms of implementation?
This webinar features presentations from the states of Delaware (April McCrae and Tonyea Mead), Minnesota (Dawn Cameron and Jim Wood), Washington (Cinda Parton), Oregon (Rachel Aazzerah), Utah (Brad Talbert) and Florida (Sally Sanders).Linda Rosen
Chief Executive Officer
Board on Science Education
Change the Equation
Originally aired Tuesday, August 16 2011 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT
Linda Rosen, CEO of Change the Equation, provided valuable information about the (a) importance of a STEM literate citizenry to America's business community, (b) the vision of the Change the Equation organization, and (c) specific Change the Equation initiatives aimed at improving STEM learning. Change the Equation aligns corporate efforts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to ensure that they add up to real, measurable growth in the achievement and STEM fluency of our nation's young people. Through its network of 110 CEOs, Change the Equation pledges to create widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as an investment in our nation that empowers us all.
Senior Program Officer
Board on Science Education
National Academy of Sciences
Originally aired Friday, July 29, 2011 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT
Tom Keller from the National Academy of Sciences focused our attention and discussion on the implementation and research sections of the document. This webinar and the conversations that it started, kicked off the more extensive conversations that the CSSS community will continue at the September 30 and October 1, 2011 Building Capacity in State Science Education conference in Nashville, TN.
Consortium for Policy and Research in Education (CPRE)
Teachers College, Columbia University
Originally aired Thursday, November 4, 2010, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST
As a result of our participation in the regional reviews of the Conceptual Framework for Science Education Standards many Council members have expressed interest in learning more about the Learning Progressions (LPs) that were an explicit part of the Conceptual Frameworks. This is the recording of a webinar presented on November 4, 2010 to provide a deeper understanding of LPs to CSSS membership.