IQWST® - Research
The IQWST Experience: Using Coherence as a Design Principle for a Middle School Science Curriculum http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/590526
Sequencing and Supporting Complex Scientific Inquiry Practices in Instructional Materials for Middle School Students http://www.umich.edu/~hiceweb/papers/2006/NARST2006_Learning_progress.pdf
Assessing the role of curriculum coherence in student learning about energy https://scholars.opb.msu.edu/en/publications/assessing-the-role-of-curriculum-coherence-in-student-learning-ab-4
IQWST® is used as an exemplar throughout the National Research Council's Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards (2014), which can be accessed online for free (citation below).
- IQWST's use of discourse to assess student thinking is highlighted here in the context of IC1 (How Can I Smell Things From a Distance?): https://www.nap.edu/read/18409/chapter/6#94
- IQWST's approach to scientific explanations as a summative assessment opportunity is explained here in the context of LS2 (What's Going On Inside of Me?): https://www.nap.edu/read/18409/chapter/4?term=IQWST#38
National Research Council. (2014). Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards. Committee on Developing Assessments of Science Proficiency in K-12. Board on Testing and Assessment and Board on Science Education, J.W. Pellegrino, M.R. Wilson, J.A. Koenig, and A.S. Beatty, Editors. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
IQWST® is also used as an exemplar throughout Seeing Students Learn Science: Integrating Assessment and Instruction in the Classroom (2017), which can be accessed online for free (citation below).
- LS2 (What's Going On Inside of Me?) is used to illustrate one of the most important ideas laid out in chapter 1 - that assessment should be grounded in classroom instruction "because it assesses what students have learned from a series of activities that reflect the multiple dimensions of science learning" (p. 33): https://www.nap.edu/read/23548/chapter/3
- IC1 (How Can I Smell Things From a Distance?) is used to illustrates how to use class discussion and, in particular, specific questioning strategies as a means to assess student thinking: https://www.nap.edu/read/23548/chapter/4
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Seeing Students Learn Science: Integrating Assessment and Instruction in the Classroom. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23548.