What is PALS?
PALS is an on-line, standards-based, continually updated resource
bank of science performance assessment tasks indexed via the National
Science Education Standards (NSES).
The tasks can also be indexed via other
frameworks such as local, customized standards.
|| About the tasks
The tasks, collected from numerous sources,
include student directions and response forms, administration procedures,
scoring rubrics, examples of student work, and technical quality data
calculated from field testing. On-line rater
training packets have also been created for some tasks.