Professional Development Support for NGSS

Help teachers gather evidence of 3-dimensional learning

Measured Progress can help support your professional learning needs as you transition to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*. Using STEM Gauge helps you understand the 3 dimensions of NGSS Performance Expectations (PEs) and plan for necessary shifts in instruction. STEM Gauge provides a range of materials that help support professional learning including:

  • Interactive Teacher’s Guides for elementary and middle school that help build understanding of the 3 dimensions of the NGSS, provide instructional strategies for gathering evidence of student understanding of the PEs, and engage teachers and students in the formative assessment process to inform instruction and monitor learning
  • NGSS transition-support training with on-demand webinars that explain STEM Gauge and the 3 dimensions of NGSS in depth.
  • Teacher Tools to support formative assessment practice, including:
    • Print-ready performance-based activities for grades K and 1 that can be used with a whole class, a small group, or individual students
    • Reproducible templates and tools such as a Frayer Model, Three-Fact Fold Chart, and more, to help integrate formative assessment practices into instruction
    • A curriculum-embedded performance task template for using STEM Gauge items as a springboard to develop performance tasks
    • A collection of assessment questions, including a variety of item types, to gather evidence of students’ understanding of the NGSS PEs
    • Distractor rationales, rubrics, and scoring notes that provide real-time instructional insight

Our middle school teachers are using the Evidence Review Plan template from STEM Gauge. As a result, they’re gaining a deeper understanding of the NGSS, learning to differentiate and scaffold instruction appropriately, and taking action with the data they are getting from their formative assessment activities for science.”

District science coordinator | California

*NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.