3D Assessment

I was recently reading the March/April 2024 issue of “Science Scope,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the “From the Editor’s Desk” column written by Patty McGinnis.  She wrote an article entitled, “3D Assessment.”

In the article she shared ideas about writing assessments aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.  The National Research Council recommends that teachers utilize a combination of constructed response, selected response, and projects to assess three-dimensional learning.  She recommended two resources that provide tips for writing assessments.  They are:

“STEM Teaching Tool #30: Integrating Science Practices in Assessment Tasks”


“The NGSS Evidence Statements”

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