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NGSS Assessment Webinar: November 2018 /core/fileparse.php/3366/urlt/NGSS-Assessment-Webinar-Nov-2018.pptx
This PowerPoint presentation was used for the NGSS Science Assessment Webinar in November 2018. It contains information related to the NGSS Science Assessments coming in SY 2019-2020 and resources that are currently available to help students and teachers to prepare during the transition.

This webinar provides information related to the NGSS Science Assessments coming in SY 2019-2020 and resources that are currently available to help students and teachers to prepare during the transition.

The resource link at left will direct you to the Blackboard Collaborate website to stream the recorded presentation.  

Hawaii NGSS Assessments Overview /core/fileparse.php/3366/urlt/NGSS-Assessment-Overview.pdf

This document provides information on the Hawaii Next Generation Science Assessments including: scheduling; test design; item types including sample items; information regarding practice tests and NGSS Interim Assessments; and reporting.

Hawaii NGSS Elementary School Cluster Specifications /core/fileparse.php/3366/urlt/Hawaii-NGSS-Elementary-School-Specifications_02-27-19.pdf
Hawaii NGSS Middle School Cluster Specifications /core/fileparse.php/3366/urlt/Hawaii-NGSS-Middle-School-Specifications_02-27-19.pdf
Hawaii NGSS Biology EOC Cluster Specifications /core/fileparse.php/3366/urlt/Hawaii-NGSS-Biology-EOC-Specifications_3-24-19.pdf

These documents present cluster specifications for use with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). There are specifications for each of the grades 3 to 5 NGSS Performance Expectations that will be included in the Elementary Science Assessment, administered in grade 5; for each of the grades 6 to 8 NGSS Performance Expectations that will be included in the Middle School Science Assessment, administered in grade 8; and for the NGSS Performance Expectations that will be included in the Biology End of Course Exam, beginning in Spring 2020.

The item cluster specifications are designed to guide the work of item writers and the review of item clusters by stakeholders. They can also be helpful to teachers as they implement the NGSS and prepare students for the upcoming NGSS assessments.

HIDOE NGSS Fact Sheet /core/fileparse.php/3366/urlt/HIDOE_NGSS_FactSheet.pdf

This document provides information on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), their adoption as the Hawaii Science Standards, and what NGSS will look like in the classroom.

NGSS Assessments Test Design, Test Blueprints, and Sample Items /core/fileparse.php/3366/urlt/Hawaii-NGSS-Test-Design-and-Blueprints-Sample-Items-SY19-20.pdf

This document provides information on the HSA Science (NGSS) Grades 5 and 8 and Biology 1 End of Course (NGSS) Exam test design including test blueprints and sample items.

NGSS Family Guide: High School /core/fileparse.php/3366/urlt/NGSS_Family_Guide_for_High_School.pdf
NGSS Family Guide: Grades 3-5 /core/fileparse.php/3366/urlt/NGSS_Family_Guide_for_Grades_3-5.pdf
NGSS Family Guide: Grades 6-8 /core/fileparse.php/3366/urlt/NGSS_Family_Guide_for_Grades_6-8.pdf

The NGSS Parent Guides describe the Next Generation Science Standards and illustrate how they help students build a cohesive understanding of science over time.

NGSS Interim Assessments Fact Sheet 2019-2020 /core/fileparse.php/3366/urlt/NGSS-Interim-Assessments-Fact-Sheet-2019-2020.pdf

This document contains an overview of the NGSS Interim Assessments that will be administered.

NGSS Interim Assessments Test Administration Guide 2019-2020 /core/fileparse.php/3366/urlt/NGSS-Interim-Assessment-Test-Administration-Guide-2019-2020.pdf
Updated October 18, 2019

This guide provides an overview of how to prepare for and administer the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Interim Assessments.