Science Resources That Support Proficiency-Based Education

The following list includes some of the most widely recognized and used resources for understanding best practices in science standards, instruction and assessment.

All resources followed by a web address are available online or as a free download. All resources are tagged to indicate they are useful for understanding:

  • ST - Standards
  • IN - Instruction
  • A - Assessment
  • CTS - Curriculum topic study

Tag

Title

A

75 Science Formative Assessment: 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning (Page Keeley)

ST, IN

A Framework for K-12 Science Education (by National Academy Press) www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13165

IN

America’s Lab Report
www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309096715

ST, IN, CTS

Benchmarks for Science Literacy
www.project2061.org/publications/bsl/online/bolintro.htm

ST, IN, CTS

Curriculum Topic Study (Page Keeley)
ISBN 10: 1412908922 / 1-4129-0892-2
ISBN 13: 9781412908924

IN

Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century 
www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13398

IN

Engineering in K-12 Education
www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12635

IN

Exploring the Intersection of Science Education and 21st Century Skills
www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12771

IN

How Students Learn (in the Science Classroom)
www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10126

IN

How Students Learn Science in the Classroom (National Academy Press) www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10126

IN

Inquire Within: Implementing Inquiry-Based Science Standards in Grades 3-8 (Douglas Llewellyn)

IN, CTS

Making Sense of Secondary Science (Rosalind Driver)
ISBN-10: 0415097657 | ISBN-13: 978-0415097659

ST, IN, CTS

National Science Education Standards
www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/

ST, IN, CTS

Online Atlas for Science Literacy   
strandmaps.nsdl.org/

IN

Ready, Set, Science: Putting Research to Work in K-8 Science Classrooms www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11882

ST, IN, CTS

Science for All Americans
www.project2061.org/publications/sfaa/online/sfaatoc.htm

IN

Science Notebooks: Writing About Inquiry (Brian Campbell & Lori Fulton)
ISBN-10: 0325005680 | ISBN-13: 978-0325005683

ST, IN, CTS

Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology www.iteaconnect.org/TAA/PDFs/xstnd.pdf

IN

Successful K-12 STEM Education:  Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13158

IN

Supporting Grade 5-8 Students in Constructing Explanations in Science: The Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning Framework for Talk and Writing (Katherine McNeill & Joe Krajcik)
ISBN-10: 0137043457 | ISBN-13: 978-0137043453

IN

Surrounded by Science: Learning Science in Informal Environments www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12614

IN

Taking Science to School
www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11625

A

Uncovering Students’ Ideas in Science – A series of formative assessment probes (Page Keeley)
ISBN-10: 0873552555 ISBN-13: 978-0873552554

ST, IN

Webinar on ELLs and Science - Okhee Lee and Helen Quinn
ell.stanford.edu/event/next-generation-science-standards-ells

IN

What's Your Evidence?: Engaging K-5 Children in Constructing Explanations in Science (Katherine McNeill)
ISBN-10: 0132117266 ISBN-13: 978-0132117265

IN

Writing in Science  (Betsy Fulwiler)
ISBN 978-0-325-01070-0 / 0-325-01070-6