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Science Assessment Professional Development Opportunities

Science educators throughout Washington are encouraged to sign up for science assessment updates as well as apply to participate in work groups such as Item Cluster Writing, Content Review, Range Finding, and Content Review with Data.

As dates for development events for assessments aligned to the Washington State K-12 Science Learning Standards become available, information will be posted below. Invitations to apply for these events will be emailed to those signed up for science assessment updates through the GovDelivery listserv.

We recommend downloading the Science Assessment Application Example prior to applying.

Upcoming Events in Science Assessment Development


Item Cluster Writing

Content Review

Field Test Rangefinding

Content Review with Data

Grade 5

March 25-27, 2019

July 16-19, 2019

Summer 2020*

Fall 2019

Grade 8

March 25-27, 2019

August 6-9, 2019

Summer 2020*

Fall 2019

High School

April 15-19, 2019

July 16-19, 2019 and August 6-9, 2019

Summer 2020*

Fall 2019

Invitations emailed through GovDelivery

February 2019

Spring 2019

Spring 2020*

Summer 2019

*Short answer items will not be included in the field tested items in 2019, therefore field test rangefinding will not be held in summer 2019. Short answer items will be field tested in 2020, so field test rangefinding will return summer 2020.

Email me Interested in receiving email/text updates from Science Assessment?
Go to the Subscribe page for GovDelivery. Choose a subscription type. Enter your email address/wireless number. On the Subscriptions page, select Content Areas > Science, then select the grade band(s) for which you would like to receive information. If you are interested in receiving updates from other OSPI departments, you can select those areas as well. Follow the directions until you have completed registration.

Washington State Science and Learning Standards


   Updated 4/24/2019

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