Support for Secondary Science
The Dana Center science assessment activities can be used by teachers to provide ongoing formative assessment integrated with science instruction. The assessments reflect essential middle and high school science concepts that students need to know and be able to apply as described in state and national standards.
Good formative assessment activities provide evidence of student insight, student misconceptions, and problem-solving strategies that can be used by teachers to guide instruction. Equally important, however, is the opportunity such activities provide for teachers to help students build proficiency and automaticity with the material.
The middle school science formative assessment series includes hands-on, interactive activities for physical science, Earth and space science, and life science. The high school science formative assessment series includes activities for Biology and Chemistry.