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Thank you for completing this survey. Your responses to this survey will be used by regional and state leaders to better understand principal's concerns and professional development needs regarding the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in the elementary grades. There are only 19 questions and the survey should not take more than a few minutes to complete. The information you provide is anonymous, and your name will not be linked to any data shared with anyone else, including leaders at your school, district, or state.

1.

What is your ESD region? *This question is required.

ESD 101 (NEWESD)

ESD 105 - Yakima

ESD 112 - Vancouver

ESD 113 (Capital Region)

ESD 114 (OESD)

ESD 121 (PSESD)

ESD 123 - Pasco

ESD 171 (NCESD)

ESD 189 (NWESD)

2. Have you attended formal training regarding the Next Generation Science Standards (i.e. workshops, courses, webinars)? *This question is required.

Yes

No

What type of formal training did you attend? *This question is required.

Regional workshop or course (ESD)

National Conference

State Conference

District professional learning event

Building professional learning event

AWSP STEM Leadership Series

Online course

Webinar

Other - Write InPlease enter an 'other' value for this selection.

3. How many years have you been involved in learning about the Next Generation Science Standards in an ongoing way, NOT counting this school year? *This question is required.

Never

1 Year

2 Years

3 Years

4 Years

5 Years

4. How would you rate your awareness level of the Next Generation Science Standards? *This question is required.

Novice (i.e. I am just beginning to learn about the NGSS.)

Intermediate (i.e. I am beginning to understand some elements of NGSS instruction.)

Advanced (i.e. I am developing expertise in NGSS instruction and what it looks like.)

Expert (i.e. I am supporting NGSS instruction in my building and can help teachers learn how to do NGSS).

5. How would you rate your awareness of the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education (that guided development of NGSS)? *This question is required.

Novice (i.e. I am just beginning to learn about the Framework.)

Intermediate (i.e. I am beginning to understand some of the principles of the Framework.)

Advanced (i.e. I am developing expertise in the Framework and what the principles looks like.)

Expert (i.e. I am supporting the principles of the Framework in my building and can help teachers understand how to implement the principles in their instruction).

6. What information do you and your colleagues have regarding Washington State Science Learning Standards (NGSS) implementation in our state?

*This question is required.

7. To what extent do you agree that elementary science is closely tied to college and career ready initiatives in your district? *This question is required.

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neither

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neither

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

8. In your building schedule, how many minutes are devoted to science instruction each week in Kindergarten at the minimum (i.e. teacher teaching the fewest amount of minutes)? *This question is required.

No Time Devoted

Less than 30 minutes

30-60 minutes

60-90 minutes

90-120 minutes

120-150 minutes

more than 150 minutes

9. In your building schedule, how many minutes are devoted to science instruction each week in third grade at the minimum (i.e. teacher teaching the fewest amount of minutes)? *This question is required.

No Time Devoted

Less than 30 minutes

30-60 minutes

60-90 minutes

90-120 minutes

120-150 minutes

more than 150 minutes

10. In your building schedule, how many minutes are devoted to science instruction each week in fifthgrade at the minimum (i.e. teacher teaching the fewest amount of minutes)? *This question is required.

No Time Devoted

Less than 30 minutes

30-60 minutes

60-90 minutes

90-120 minutes

120-150 minutes

more than 150 minutes

11. To what extent do the given minutes in the building schedule reflect the amount of time students engage in science instruction in the average classroom? *This question is required.

All of the time

Most of the time

Some of the time

Little of the time

None of the time

All of the time

Most of the time

Some of the time

Little of the time

None of the time

12. If science instruction is not happening in your building as much as you think it should be happening, what is your sense of why that is the case? (check all that apply) *This question is required.

There are other educational subject matter goals that are taken to be a higher priority.

There is a lack of materials to support meaningful science investigations.

There have been too few professional development opportunities focused on science instruction.

There has not been time, support, or interest in integrating science with literacy or math instruction.

Other - Please DescribePlease enter an 'other' value for this selection.

13. For which program(s) does your school use a pull-out model? (Check all that apply) *This question is required.

ELL

Title 1

Special Education

Tiered Interventions

N/A

Other - Write InPlease enter an 'other' value for this selection.

For the following 3 questions, thinking about your building, what is the minimum number of science instructional minutes your identified student population typically experience each week:

For your identified student population, what content do they typically miss when receiving services?

*This question is required.

Science

Social Studies

Math

ELA

Other - Write InPlease enter an 'other' value for this selection.

In Kindergarten? *This question is required.

No Students/Does Not Apply

No Time Devoted

Less Than 30 Minutes

30-60 Minutes

60-90 Minutes

90-120 Minutes

120-150 Minutes

More than 150 Minutes

In Third Grade? *This question is required.

No Students/Does Not Apply

No Time Devoted

Less Than 30 Minutes

30-60 Minutes

60-90 Minutes

90-120 Minutes

120-150 Minutes

More than 150 Minutes

In FifthGrade? *This question is required.

No Students/Does Not Apply

No Time Devoted

Less Than 30 Minutes

30-60 Minutes

60-90 Minutes

90-120 Minutes

120-150 Minutes

More than 150 Minutes

What content do the students receiving ELL services typically miss when they receive services

*This question is required.

Science

Social Studies

Math

ELA

Other - Write InPlease enter an 'other' value for this selection.

For the following 3 questions, thinking about your building, what is the minimum number of science instructional minutes students receiving ELL services typically experience each week:

In Kindergarten? *This question is required.

No Students/Does Not Apply

No Time Devoted

Less Than 30 Minutes

30-60 Minutes

60-90 Minutes

90-120 Minutes

120-150 Minutes

More than 150 Minutes

In Third Grade? *This question is required.

No Students/Does Not Apply

No Time Devoted

Less Than 30 Minutes

30-60 Minutes

60-90 Minutes

90-120 Minutes

120-150 Minutes

More than 150 Minutes

In FifthGrade? *This question is required.

No Students/Does Not Apply

No Time Devoted

Less Than 30 Minutes

30-60 Minutes

60-90 Minutes

90-120 Minutes

120-150 Minutes

More than 150 Minutes

What content do the students receiving Title I services typically miss when they receive services? *This question is required.

Science

Social Studies

Math

ELA

Other - Write InPlease enter an 'other' value for this selection.

For the following 3 questions, thinking about your building, what is the minimum number of science instructional minutes students receiving Title I services typically experience each week:

In Kindergarten? *This question is required.

No Students/Does Not Apply

No Time Devoted

Less Than 30 Minutes

30-60 Minutes

60-90 Minutes

90-120 Minutes

120-150 Minutes

More than 150 Minutes

In Third Grade? *This question is required.

No Students/Does Not Apply

No Time Devoted

Less Than 30 Minutes

30-60 Minutes

60-90 Minutes

90-120 Minutes

120-150 Minutes

More than 150 Minutes

In FifthGrade? *This question is required.

No Students/Does Not Apply

No Time Devoted

Less Than 30 Minutes

30-60 Minutes

60-90 Minutes

90-120 Minutes

120-150 Minutes

More than 150 Minutes

What content do the students receiving Special Education services typically miss when they receive services? *This question is required.

Science

Social Studies

Math

ELA

Other - Write InPlease enter an 'other' value for this selection.

For the following 3 questions, thinking about your building, what is the minimum number of science instructional minutes students receiving Special Education services typically experience each week:

In Kindergarten? *This question is required.

No Students/Does Not Apply

No Time Devoted

Less Than 30 Minutes

30-60 Minutes

60-90 Minutes

90-120 Minutes

120-150 Minutes

More than 150 Minutes

In Third Grade? *This question is required.

No Students/Does Not Apply

No Time Devoted

Less Than 30 Minutes

30-60 Minutes

60-90 Minutes

90-120 Minutes

120-150 Minutes

More than 150 Minutes

In FifthGrade? *This question is required.

No Students/Does Not Apply

No Time Devoted

Less Than 30 Minutes

30-60 Minutes

60-90 Minutes

90-120 Minutes

120-150 Minutes

More than 150 Minutes

What content do the students receiving Tiered Interventions services typically miss when they receive services? *This question is required.

Science

Social Studies

Math

ELA

Other - Write InPlease enter an 'other' value for this selection.

For the following 3 questions, thinking about your building, what is the minimum number of science instructional minutes students receiving Tiered Interventions services typically experience each week:

In Kindergarten? *This question is required.

No Students/Does Not Apply

No Time Devoted

Less Than 30 Minutes

30-60 Minutes

60-90 Minutes

90-120 Minutes

120-150 Minutes

More than 150 Minutes

In Third Grade? *This question is required.

No Students/Does Not Apply

No Time Devoted

Less Than 30 Minutes

30-60 Minutes

60-90 Minutes

90-120 Minutes

120-150 Minutes

More than 150 Minutes

In FifthGrade? *This question is required.

No Students/Does Not Apply

No Time Devoted

Less Than 30 Minutes

30-60 Minutes

60-90 Minutes

90-120 Minutes

120-150 Minutes

More than 150 Minutes

14. Think about a class where good science instruction is happening. What are students doing? *This question is required.

15. To what extent do you agree that you understand the “look-fors” in an NGSS science lesson compared to past science instruction expectations? *This question is required.

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neither

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Strongly Agree

Agree

Neither

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

16. We would like to learn from and share examples of schools where a principal has successfully led science in his or her building. If you or a colleague could serve as a model for efforts to lead science at the elementary level, please share name, building, district, and contact information. *This question is required.

17. Are there any other concerns around fully implementing the vision for science instruction in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in the elementary grades that you would like to share? *This question is required.