The following announcement is from Michae Heinz, NJDOE Science Coordinator.
As you may know the Department of Education has almost completed the procurement of a statewide science assessment vendor. The vendor plays a limited role in the process of developing the science tests. In addition to the vendor, the production of science assessments depends on the members of the science assessment advisory committees. I cannot overstate this, the voice of educators is essential to insuring that the statewide science tests are of the highest quality. We need educators across grade bands and with expertise in physical, life, and Earth and space sciences. I am reaching out to ask that you and your colleagues apply for membership in a science assessment advisory committee. The deadline for application is October 12, 2017.
We know that many teachers need board of education or superintendent approval before they can commit to serving on a committee. Because the work on the statewide assessments is launching very soon, we encourage you to take care of the internal approval process and send in your application simultaneously. If an applicant does not receive approval from their school district after submitting their application, there is no harm done.
The New Jersey Department of Education is currently accepting nominations/applications for the science assessment advisory committees. The link below will take you to the Broadcast Announcement regarding the committee applications. We look forward to receiving your application.
Broadcast memo regarding the Science Advisory Committee:
Science Advisory Committee Nomination Form:
If you have any questions please feel free to contact John Boczany, Science Assessment Coordinator, at (609) 292-5622 or at John.Boczany@doe.state.nj.us