Effective Science Classroom Assessments
For grades 2-12
June 22-23, Lexington
Learn how to use the four critical aspects of sensemaking to develop or evaluate and revise existing assessment tasks using research-based assessment tools.
You will leave this two-day session with a draft 3D classroom assessment and the knowledge of how to:
- use the four critical aspects of sensemaking to develop or evaluate and revise existing classroom assessment tasks.
- design questions that elicit student responses for targeted elements of the KAS for science three dimensions and create opportunities for students to communicate what they know.
- use a standard aligned, scenario-driven, multi-dimensional classroom assessment task with your students.
Audience: science teachers and coaches grades 2-12
Diane Johnson, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner
Diane has participated in thousands of hours of training on the KAS for Science. She is an expert facilitator who can easily adapt to address learning needs during the 2-day session. Diane taught high school science for 25 years, served 5 years as an instructional supervisor, and is now a Master Teacher for MSUTeach at Morehead State University. She is an NSTA PL Cadre member, Peer Review Panel member for WestEd (formerly Achieve who led the development of our KAS for Science), and leadership trainee for BSCS STeLLA Scale-up project in KY.Patti Works, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner
Patti Works is a Regional Teacher Partner with PIMSER and works as a Professional Learning Specialist with Amplify Science, after completing 31 years in the classroom. She was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for the state of Kentucky in 2012 and the KSTA Elementary Science Teacher of the Year in 2006. Patti also received the 2020 Distinguished Science Educator from KSTA, was part of the Assessment Development Team in 2016 (Summative Assessment), Reviewer of Through Course Task Assessments 2017-18, and the Science Standards Setting Team 2018 (Setting Cut Scores for Levels of Achievement on the Summative Test, working with Pearson). While teaching in Fayette County, she was a part of the state Science Leadership Network, and worked on many district initiatives addressing effective science instruction. With PIMSER and CRIMSTED at U of Louisville, she worked with twelve districts in western Kentucky on developing classroom embedded assessments in science, grades K-8. Patti is also a PD Leader for STeLLA and Project SSUP Partner with BSCS, a USDOE-funded research and innovation study of 4th and 5th grade science.
Cost: $325 per person Early Bird rate through May 31 ($375 after)
Includes morning refreshments and a boxed lunch.