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Guide to Remotely Administering Interim Assessments 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/Guide-to-Remotely-Administering-Interim-Assessments.pdf
This document outlines considerations, guidance, and processes that schools and complex area staff should discuss regarding the remote administration of the NGSS interim assessments.
Hawaii NGSS Assessments Overview 2019-2020 /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/NGSS-Assessment-Overview.pdf
Hawaii NGSS Assessments Overview 2020-2021 (Coming Soon)

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/3388/urlt/Hawaii-NGSS-Elementary-School-Specifications_02-27-19.pdf
Hawaii NGSS Middle School Cluster Specifications /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/Hawaii-NGSS-Middle-School-Specifications_02-27-19.pdf
Hawaii NGSS Biology EOC Cluster Specifications /core/fileparse.php/3388/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/3388/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.

HIDOE Science Assessment Interpretation and Action Guide /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/HIDOE-Science-Assessment-Interpretation-and-Action-Guide.pdf
The purpose of this guide is to provide schools and complex areas with support to make meaning from assessment results so that they can translate data into practice for science teaching and learning.and continue to build capacity to work toward the vision for NGSS.
NGSS Family Guide: Grades 3-5 /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/NGSS_Family_Guide_for_Grades_3-5.pdf
NGSS Family Guide: Grades 6-8 /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/NGSS_Family_Guide_for_Grades_6-8.pdf
NGSS Family Guide: High School /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/NGSS_Family_Guide_for_High_School.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 Assessments Test Design, Test Blueprints, and Sample Items /core/fileparse.php/3388/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 Interim Assessments Fact Sheet 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/NGSS-Interim-Assessments-Fact-Sheet-2020-2021.pdf
Updated August 12, 2020

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

NGSS Interim Assessments Test Administration Guide 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3388/urlt/NGSS-Interim-Assessment-Test-Administration-Guide-2020-2021.pdf

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

School Year 2019–2020 was the first year the Hawai‘i Department of Education administered operational science tests based on the Next Generation Science Standards. Due to the unusual circumstances, testing was interrupted and stakeholders did not come together to establish achievement standards and set cut scores. However, summary reports are being provided to schools that completed some testing. This recorded webinar explains the content of these reports, how to access the reports, and the most appropriate use of the information to contribute to decision-making regarding teaching and learning in your science classrooms.