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04/16/14

Rubric for Teaching Common Science Standards Released

Education Week (04/16/14) Heitin, Liana

Achieve has unveiled Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP), a rubric for measuring the alignment of instructional materials to the Next Generation Science Standards, which have been adopted by 11 states and the District of Columbia. The "EQuIP Rubric for Lessons & Units: Science" has three columns and asks evaluators to consider whether a lesson or unit reflects the conceptual shifts in the science standards, engages and supports all students, and includes ways to monitor student progress. Achieve Senior Vice President Stephen Pruitt says the EQuIP rubric does not have a true rating scale. "Right now, it's more about providing the feedback and thinking about movement from the old to the new, so to speak," he says. The rubric could go through several revisions.
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