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SIPS Science Assessment Pilot - Invitation for District/School Participation

March 24, 2022

NYSED has partnered with a consortium of states on the federally-funded Stackable, Instructionally-embedded, Portable Science (SIPS) Assessments Project, which is focused on developing instructional and assessment materials that embody the best of the research and learning, based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education. SIPS is offering science teachers in grade 5 and grade 8 the opportunity to participate in a pilot program. If selected, the teachers will be asked to administer the SIPS end-of-unit assessments during the 2022-2023 school year. This year-long effort will also be supported with professional development for the teachers, and on-demand instructional support. If your district/school is interested in joining this effort to improve science instruction and assessment, please complete the brief survey at to express your interest in learning more. The deadline to apply is April 7th, 2022

Please email NYSED’s Office of State Assessment at if you have any questions.