Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Prompting (Education); Science--Study and teaching (Secondary);
The purpose of this project is to discuss the development of writing prompt assessments that are aligned with the High School Physical Science performance expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards. Eight writing prompts aligned with HS-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions were developed. These prompts utilize phenomena and real-life connections, while incorporating the three dimensions of the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Cross-Cutting Concepts. Along with the development of these prompts, key vocabulary words were identified, and rubrics were created to aide in the assessment of the students’ responses. The quality of the writing prompts was also assessed using a tool modeled after the EQuIP rubric for lessons and units.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Science Education Program
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©2017 Kristen Ann Birchard
Birchard, Kristen Ann, "Developing writing prompt assessments for the next generation science standards: Physical science" (2017). Graduate Research Papers. 114.