Daily we hear in the news of the many challenges facing this new generation -- from rising sea levels to clean water to a growing world population subject to the sociopolitical upheavals of cyberwarfare, artificial intelligence, and an increasing demand on energy consumption. To comprehend the enormity of such complex issues requires an informed public and perhaps even more importantly a well-prepared work force that will need the wherewithal to tackle these potentially catastrophic world problems. As a learning institution, it is irresponsible if we do not acknowledge this monumental shift ignoring what a highly-digitally diverse society will demand of its citizens.
Achievement: Assessments are incorporated to measure student outcomes and teacher instruction to ensure a strong, innovative, and cohesive STEM program. Each of the following attributes uses innovative assessment to sustain a well- rounded STEM program.
Attribute 4.1 PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS
A variety of assessments are incorporated to measure student outcomes and teacher instruction to ensure a strong, innovative, and cohesive STEM program. The assessment plan includes rubric-based performance assessments that require students to demonstrate knowledge of STEM concepts and skill in completing authentic tasks that model performances in work- based learning.
S.T.E.A.M ATTRIBUTES IMPLEMENTATION...
Attribute 4.2 ACCOUNTABILITY [DATA]
Diagnostic, ongoing, and vertically and horizontally aligned formative and summative assessments are used for all students to drive instructional decisions to promote student achievement.