BSCS Phenomena Interest Survey Registration

As part of a project to develop and test three-dimensional (3-D) assessment tasks for the high school life science NGSS PEs, BSCS Science Learning is surveying students about their interest in various phenomena and problems.

We are recruiting grade 8-11 science teachers willing to administer a survey to their students during the spring of 2024. The survey will present students with descriptions of real-world phenomena and ask them questions to gauge their interest in answering questions about the phenomena. We estimate that it will take approximately 20 minutes to complete the survey but students can be given more time if needed. We plan to use google forms to administer the survey.

In order to participate
  • You must be a science teacher in the United States.
  • Your students must be in grades 8, 9, 10, or 11.
  • You must be able to reserve enough computers that have a reliable internet connection for each student in your class when administering the survey.
As a thank-you, each participating teacher will receive $50.

The data from this survey will be used to inform the development of 3-D assessment tasks and will not be used for research purposes. The surveys are completely anonymous, and no identifiable data will be collected from students.

Participation in this study is limited, so registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If necessary, we will also adjust our selections to achieve representation from urban, rural, and suburban schools from different parts of the country. Teachers who are selected to participate will be notified by email. The survey will be available to administer in early May and the window for administering the survey will remain open for the rest of the school year.

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* 1. What is your name?

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* 3. Please tell us about your school.

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* 4. What grade(s) do you teach?

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* 5. You may administer the survey to one or more science classes.
How many classes will you administer the test to?

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* 6. Do you use curriculum materials that are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or 3D state standards that are based on the NGSS? If so, do you use OpenSciEd materials or BSCS Biology: Understanding for life?

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* 7. Interest in participating in future assessment studies

This study on students' interest is part of a larger assessment development project. We will be conducting additional studies during the 2024-2025 school year. These studies will involve administering assessments to students and conducting think aloud interviews with students.

For these studies we will be recruiting middle school science teachers and high school biology teachers to participate.

Would you or other teachers in your district be interested in participating?

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* 8. If you have any additional information you think we should take into consideration, or if you have questions or comments, you may enter that information in the following space: