Next Generation Science Standards End of Year Teacher Survey

Thank you for taking this anonymous 19 question end of year survey.  Your input is very important! This survey was developed with teacher input.  Some questions were adapted from an existing survey: http://www.cssaonline.org/uploads/2/5/2/5/25256662/ngsssurvey.pdf .  The information from this survey will help with planning for the best ways to support teachers in learning and implementing Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  This survey is not collecting any personally identifying information.  This survey is not asking what building you work in.  This survey is not tracking emails or computers that respond to this survey.  The information will be used to help support teachers in the best possible ways around NGSS.

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* 1. In what grade band do you teach?

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* 2. Shifts in teaching with the NGSS:
Rate your own understanding of this element of the NGSS. 

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* 3. Performance Expectations (PE) in the NGSS:
Rate your own understanding of Performance Expectations in the NGSS.

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* 4. Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) in the NGSS:
Rate your own understanding of DCIs in the NGSS.

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* 5. Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) in the NGSS:
Rate your own understanding of SEPs in the NGSS.

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* 6. Shifts in teaching with the NGSS and connections to the shifts for Common Core Math and ELA:
Rate your own understanding of this element of the NGSS.

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* 7. Grade level performance expectations in the NGSS:
Rate your own understanding of grade level performance expectations in the NGSS.

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* 8. Cross cutting concepts (CCCs) in the NGSS:
Rate your own understanding of CCCs in the NGSS.

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* 9. Which choice below describes your current Science curriculum and teaching practice?

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* 10. Rate your agreement/disagreement with the following statement.  
My building has a DoDEA Science Lead Teacher who provides information about NGSS implementation to our staff.

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* 11. Rate your agreement/disagreement with the following statement.  1= Strongly Disagree.  2= Disagree.  3= Agree.  4= Strongly Agree.
I am aware of professional development opportunities to learn about NGSS.

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* 12. Rate your agreement/disagreement with the following statement.  
My school/district communicates a clear expectation that Science teaching and learning is a valued part of the preK-12 curriculum.

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* 13. Rate your agreement/disagreement with the following statement.  
I am aware of supports and resources available for understanding/learning the elements of effective Science teaching.

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* 14. Rate your agreement/disagreement with the following statement.  
My school/district nurtures students' interest in Science learning and Science related activities.

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* 15. Rate your agreement/disagreement with the following statement.  
My school/district helps teachers understand the elements of effective Science teaching.

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* 16. During the last school year (beginning in August), in how many hours of Science-related PD did you participate? Please consider online, face-to-face, and job-imbedded PD opportunities.

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* 17. How much time per week do students spend doing Science in your class?

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* 18. Read the performance expectation below, that corresponds with your grade band, and then choose the statement that you believe best describes current school/district facilities and equipment.

K-2 Students: Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light (NGSS, 1-PS4-3).

3-5 Students: Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances (5-PS1-4).

6-8 Students: Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories (MS-LS1-8).

9-12 Students: Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision (HS-PS2-3).

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* 19. What additional support do you need to implement NGSS in your classroom?

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