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DC Science Assessment

DC Science is the District of Columbia's annual assessment of science, based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In 2013, the District of Columbia adopted the NGSS, which are based on the National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Science Education, as its state learning standards. Each standard focuses on three foundational dimensions: disciplinary core ideas (DCI), cross cutting concepts (CCC), and science and engineering practices (SEP). The NGSS integrate content and application and reflect how science and engineering are practiced in the real world. The DC Science Assessment uses scenarios and interrelated questions set in real-world contexts to increase student engagement and evaluate their performance in three-dimensional science learning.

Contact the OSSE Assessment Team
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 535-2651
TTY: 711