Surprise! This isn't just a Summative Assessment! I've also included a pacing guide for the standard!
This summative assessment is used to evaluate students' mastery level for the Next Generation Science Standard MS-LS2-5 on Biodiversity. In this assessment, students must use their own rubric to evaluate a Design Solution that aims a preserving an Ecosystem Service to maintain biodiversity in a given ecosystem (Such as rainforest).
This is a "sister" product to my other NGSS LS 2-5 Products:
1) MS-LS 2-5 Ecosystem Service Essay Assessment (FREE PRODUCT)
2) MS-LS 2-5 Ecosystem Services Research Notesheet
The 2nd product is designed to be used on day 2 of my proposed pacing for the standard and the the 1st product is designed to be used on day 3 of my proposed pacing for the standard, after students have done research on Ecosystem Services
This is a Standards Based Assessment that includes a comprehensive scoring rubric.
This assessment is very clear and user friendly. No more questioning what grade students earn because the rubric is very straight-forward with no gray area or wiggle room. In order to differentiate, students can be scored using a sliding rubric scale.
My students have done very well with this assessment model and they enjoy being able to draw as well as explain the concepts.