TIPS: Targeted Interventions for Proficiency in Science
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Welcome science teachers! The TIPS site contains a wealth of information specific to Nevada's State Science Standards (NSSS). This project currently covers all middle and high school science benchmarks of the NSSS.
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Middle School Targeted Interventions
for Proficiency in Science
High School Targeted Interventions
for Proficiency in Science

The MS TIPS site is broken down into Nevada’s 63 middle school science benchmarks (6-8 grade band) covering Life, Earth, and Physical science content, as well as Nature of Science. The following four sections have been developed for each middle school science benchmark:

  • Easy to read background content information
  • Common student misconceptions associated with the benchmark
  • Depth of Knowledge (DOK)-Leveled CRT-style sample multiple choice and constructed response test questions
  • Links to excellent classroom-ready intervention strategies and resources

The HS TIPS site is broken down into Nevada’s 63 high school science benchmarks covering Life, Earth, and Physical science content, as well as Nature of Science. The following four sections have been developed for each high school science benchmark:

  • Easy to read background content information
  • Common student misconceptions associated with the benchmark
  • Depth of Knowledge (DOK)-Leveled HSPE-style sample multiple choice test questions
  • Links to excellent classroom-ready intervention strategies and resources
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Nature of Science (NOS)
Nature of Science (NOS)
Life Science
Life Science
Earth Science
Earth Science
Physical Science
Physical Science

The MS TIPS and HS TIPS sites were designed to be highly interactive. Users should find it easy to navigate between sections and to specific areas of interest. Each page is designed to provide a logical flow of information presented for a specific benchmark. Links to “printable” pages have been provided for each benchmark to increase the “usability” of specific sections. We encourage teachers to download these printable pages and use them as they see fit.

Navigation: Hints

TOP MENU BAR
LEFT HAND
NAVIGATION SIDE BAR
RIGHT HAND
NAVIGATION SIDE BAR

Clicking on any of the headings located in this bar will take you to the MAIN PAGE for the section in question. For example, clicking “Earth Science” will take you to the page that has a list of the Unifying Themes in Earth Science and links to each of the associated sub-sections.

This bar changes with each new screen. It provides a more direct route to each of the benchmark pages for the Unifying Themes (UT) in question and a bridge to each of the other UT's in that science subject area. There are also links to the main pages for each of the subject areas (Nature of Science, Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science).

This area is used to navigate WITHIN a page. The links here will “jump” the user to the specific section (content information, misconceptions, sample questions, and intervention strategies and resources) for that benchmark. This is also where the link for “printable pages” is found.

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