Evidence-Based Practices Overview


Evidence-based practices in science reflect some of the best tools and strategies that bring about desired outcomes in student learning. Teachers utilize a variety of practices and collect evidence from formative and summative assessments as well as other data to refine their pedagogical skills and help support the learning of all students in their classroom.

The tools below have been developed or are currently under development.

Use the Evidence-Based Practices Order Form to purchase foldable versions of each tool for educators in your school or district.


Evidence-based practices toolbelt

Background and Research Instructional Planning Instructional Strategies and Pedagogy
Key Findings from How People Learn 5E Model of Instruction Essential Learning Events in Science (Elementary)
Components and Features of Student Learning in Science Planning for Engagement with Big Ideas in Science Essential Learning Events in Science (Secondary)
Writing in Science Eliciting Student Ideas in Science Science Talk
  Supporting Changes in Student Thinking Using the Crosscutting Concepts to Build Student Sense-Making and Reasoning in Science
  Pressing for Evidence Based Explanations