The publications and presentations below include a selection of research on science performance assessment and performance-based learning that can be used to understand the research base that underpins our work and the research that we are doing on our curricula and assessments.
Selected SCALE Publications
Some publications that inform our work
Schweingruber, H., Beatty, A., & National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2017). Seeing students learn science: Integrating assessment and instruction in the classroom. National Academies Press.
Darling-Hammond, L., & Adamson, F. (2010). Beyond basic skills: The role of performance assessment in achieving 21st century standards of learning. Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education.
Schultz, S., Jamshidi, A., Holthuis, N, Deutscher, R., and Stoll, L. (2018) NGSS Curriculum and Performance Assessments: Mechanisms for Classroom Change and Student Learning. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Atlanta, 2018
Daro, V., Holthuis N., Martin, D., Renner, N., (2017). Developing Design Principles for Improving State Assessment Items to Support More Valid and Equitable Measurement. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, April, 2017.
Holthuis, N., and Schultz, S. (2016). The Promise and Challenge of Eliciting and Measuring Evidence of Three-Dimensional Learning. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Chicago, 2016
You can find publications presentations by the Stanford NGSS Assessment Project here.