Fluence Learning
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NGSS Formative Assessments
Prebuilt assessments that address NGSS Bundles and course models for
Grade 5 through high school in California, Michigan, and New York
Use NGSS Formative Assessments to Influence Learning.

NGSS Formative Assessments are assessments that teachers can use throughout the year and address recommended sequences of instruction.



Fluence can help.

We know that teachers want classroom assessments that can quickly and flexibly inform instruction. That’s why our NGSS Formative Assessments address Performance Expectations as well as the three dimensions of science learning.

In order to address the these three dimensions, each assessment includes 3-5 PE Modules that each address one Performance Expectation. Each PE Module includes an experimental context with associated items, including technology-enhanced items.

The Benefits of NGSS Formative Assessments
  • Prebuilt assessments help teachers make a smooth transition to NGSS.
  • These assessments are written specifically to address NGSS and elicit evidence of learning from each response so teachers can gain insights into their students' progress and make meaningful instructional choices.
  • Because Fluence content shows the relationship among specific performance expectations, the three dimensions and higher-order thinking, it embeds professional development.
  • Fluence NGSS native assessment content embeds cross-curricular alignments to College and Career Readiness Standards in English Language Arts & Mathematics.
  • The PE Modules can be organized to flexibly match your scope and sequence.
What is included?
1
NGSS Bundles
29 prebuilt Formative Assessments aligned to the NGSS Bundles

Fluence offers NGSS Formative Assessment for the Topics Bundles described by NGSS for these grades:

  • Grade 5
  • Middle School Courses 1, 2, and 3
  • High School Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

7 Performance Tasks

Performance Tasks are completed online and address questions that integrate multiple Performance Expectations and domains of science. Fluence provides 2 performance tasks per grade/course.

2
California
33 prebuilt Formative Assessments aligned to the Course Models described in the new California Science Framework

Fluence offers NGSS Formative Assessment for these grades/courses:

  • Grade 5 Integrated Science
  • Grade 6 Integrated Science
  • Grade 7 Integrated Science
  • Grade 8 Integrated Science
  • High School Biology with Earth & Space Science Topics
  • High School Chemistry with Earth & Space Science Topics
  • High School Physics with Earth & Space Science Topics

7 Performance Tasks

Performance Tasks are completed online and address questions that integrate multiple Performance Expectations and domains of science. Fluence provides 2 performance tasks per grade/course.

3
Michigan
34 prebuilt Formative Assessments aligned to Michigan’s new K-12 Science Standards and the topics in Michigan’s Model Course Pathways

Fluence offers NGSS Formative Assessment for the Topics Bundles described by NGSS for these grades:

  • Grade 5
  • Middle School
  • High School

7 Performance Tasks

Performance Tasks are completed online and address questions that integrate multiple Performance Expectations and domains of science. Fluence provides 2 performance tasks per grade/course.

4
New York
34 prebuilt Formative Assessments aligned to New York’s new P-12 Science Learning Standards

Fluence offers NGSS Formative Assessment for the Topics Bundles described by NGSS for these grades:

  • Grade 5
  • Middle School
  • High School
Each assessment includes 3-5 PE Modules that each address one Performance Expectation. Each PE Module includes an experimental context with associated items, including technology-enhanced items.

7 Performance Tasks

Performance Tasks are completed online and address questions that integrate multiple Performance Expectations and domains of science. Fluence provides 2 performance tasks per grade/course.