Science Simulation Pilot for grades 5 and 8 – Schools Needed!
- October 4, 2017
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Pearson and MDE are looking for schools and districts to help pilot a series of science simulations that collect “activity stream” data from student actions.
• The study will be conducted throughout the 2017–2018 school year, and there should be a minimum of 50 students in grade 5 and/or 50 students in grade 8 participating from a district or school.
• The students will test five simulations that will each take 15 to 30 minutes, provide feedback on the simulations, and take a short traditional assessment for comparison.
• In conjunction with Pearson, teachers will schedule the simulations to fit in the curriculum, review the results for comparison to other assessments, and provide the end-of-year science scores.
• Schools will need to provide devices that have the latest technical requirements for using TestNav.
The five simulations include forces in the solar system, engineering design principles, using satellite imagery, principles of force and motion, and food webs and biomes.
Though the curriculum may not cover all five topics, your participation in them as enrichment activities is welcome.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Lauren Meyer.