Tools for Designing Assessments
How to design 3 dimensional NGSS assessment--Provide by STEM Teaching Tools.
This provides templates for the design of 3 dimensional assessments focusing on each of the science and engineering practices. Provided by Research and Practice Collaboratory.
Steps to Designing 3D Assessment
This provides a process for developing assessments using the task formats mentioned above. Also provided by the Research and Practice Collaboratory.
This link takes you to their NGSS assessment portal where you can see and use online assessments that are aligned to the NGSS.
Sample Assessment Tasks
These tasks were designed by Achieve to showcase the integration of the NGSS and the Common Core State Standards. They are complex and time consuming, but they illustrate the power of the NGSS's alignment with the Common Core.
Developing Assessments for the NGSS
This publication by the National Academies takes a broad look at how the NGSS should be assessed. It looks at classroom assessment as well as state-wide assessment. As with all NAP books, you can read online, download a PDF, or order your own copy of the book.
Standards and Background
This document provided the vision for the NGSS. You can read it for free online, download a PDF copy, or purchase your own book.
This is the page I use when looking for the standards on the official NGSS website.
These provide valuable information about the SEPs, CCCs, DCIs, and other integral components of the NGSS.
Use these to ensure that your assessment and instruction meet the depth requirements of the NGSS. These are focused around the science and engineering practices.