I began teaching at a new school last year a month before the shutdown and am trying to get plans going for next year. At my previous school we conducted SLO's (Student Learning Objectives) which involved an assessment that I put together to cover a semester or year, and test student growth. This was independent of state testing and was used for part of my evaluation. At my new school I was told I cannot put together my own test...that it has to come from "multiple research-based growth measures or alternative assessments that are rigorous and comparable across schools within the district". The document says that textbook company tests can be used. My issue is that I do not use (or plan to use) the class textbooks. I use AMTA (American Modeling Teacher's Association) curriculum for Chemistry and Physics and am putting together my own Earth Science curriculum. I apologize for the long post, but if I cannot put together my own assessment test are their any specific assessments out there that people who are dedicated to aligning their curriculum to NGSS standards could recommend that would be free for me to obtain? The former teacher used the textbook resourced ones and I don't feel that they reflect what I will be teaching (more memorized facts than the concepts I will be focused on teaching which is more what NGSS is geared toward). My principal is swamped trying to figure out this new year, and I am always left more confused after asking questions about this than before! Any suggestions are appreciated!