The 2019 Minnesota K-12 Science Education Standards are currently being written and will be completed in May. The process of developing a statewide assessment aligned to the new science standards requires creation of new test specifications.

Test specifications are the foundation that links the science standards to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) to validly measure student proficiency.

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is looking for a diverse group of K-12 teacher leaders who will use their expertise to help develop these specifications.

Committee selection will emphasize balance of demographics, grade levels and content areas. The committee will meet for a total of seven days (August 6-8, October 29-30 and March 3-4, 2020) at MDE in Roseville through spring 2020. Committee members must commit to attending all meetings.

Members will receive an honorarium and per diem for travel expenses as needed.

If you or anyone on your teams are interested in being considered for this committee, complete an application by April 12 or contact Jim Wood at 651-582-8541 or Judi Iverson at 651-582-8651 for more information.

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