Instructional Support Materials for New Mexico Science Educators

Supporting Teaching and Learning of the Next Generation Science Standards

STEM Gauge® is a set of formative assessment resources available to support New Mexico educators with implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in grades K-8STEM Gauge provides students with opportunities to demonstrate understanding of the 3 dimensions of performance expectations as instruction occurs.

With STEM Gauge, you get:

  • Topic-based item sets with 20–25 assessment questions including selected-response, constructed-response, extended-response, and performance-based activities for K-2, all built to the PEs
  •  Teacher’s Guides with strategies for using item sets to provide evidence of students’ understanding
  • Formative Support Tools that help teachers integrate the NGSS into classroom instruction and assessment

A 4-year license to STEM Gauge is provided at NO EXTRA COST for all schools in New Mexico as part of the new state science assessment contract.


*NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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