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High School Phenomena and Problems Survey

As part of a project to develop and test three-dimensional (3-D) assessment tasks for the high school life science NGSS Performance Expectations, BSCS 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.