This paper examines findings from a design study focused on how teachers use scaffolds to support the design of three-dimensional assessment tasks aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. In the design study, participating teachers used STEM Teaching Tool 30, Integrating Science Practices into Tasks and STEM Teaching Tool 41: Prompts for Integrating Crosscutting Concepts into Assessment and Instruction. Six used these tools on their own, while six learned to use them in the context of a professional development workshop series. The study analyzed the quality of assessments teachers created before and after using the tools or participating in the workshop series.
Tools for Supporting Teachers to Build Quality 3D Assessment Tasks (2019)