The Probe Guide:

K-12 Science Essential Standards Alignment Guide to Formative Assessment Probes - Revised June 2015 adding alignment to Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science- 39 NEW Electricity and Magnetism Formative Assessment Probes, Vol 2!

Link here to pdf format by grade band High School Middle School Elementary

The Excel document contains the following worksheets:

  • K-12 Alignment by NC Essential Standard Strand This worksheet provides a vertical alignment of probes within the strands of the NC Science Essential Standards. Strands are color coded in the first column and include Earth in the Universe (E1), Earth Systems, Structures and Processes (E2), Earth History (E3), Structure & Functions of Living Organisms (L1), Ecosystems (L2), Evolution & Genetics (L3), Molecular Biology (L4), Force and Motion (P1), Matter: Properties & Change (P2), Energy, Conservation & Transfer (P3), Interactions of Energy and Matter (P4). Also see Customized Curriculum Topic Study Guides for more information about digging deeper into the standards.
  • High School Alignment This worksheet provides a list of standards by high school course (Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Environmental Science, Physics, and Physical Science) with probe alignment.
  • Middle School Alignment This worksheet provides a list of standards by grade (6-8) with probe alignment.
  • Elementary Alignment This worksheet provides a list of standards by grade (K-5) with probe alignment.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science-25 Formative Assessment Probes, Vol. I (Keeley, P., Eberle, F, & Farrin, L., 2005)
Uncovering Student Ideas in Science-25 More Formative Assessment Probes, Vol. 2 (Keeley, P., Eberle, F., & Tugel, J., 2007)
Uncovering Student Ideas in Science-Another 25 Formative Assessment Probes, Vol. 3 (Keeley, P., Eberle, F., & Dorsey, C., 2008)
Uncovering Student Ideas in Science-25 New Formative Assessment Probes, Vol. 4 (Keely, P., & Tugel, J., 2009)
Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science-45 New Force and Motion Assessment Probes, Vol. 1 (Keeley, P., & Harrington, R., 2010)
Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science-25 New Formative Assessment Probes, Vol. 1 (Keeley, 2011)
Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomy-45 New Formative Assessment Probes (Keeley, P., & Sneider, C., 2012)
Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science- 25 New Formative Assessment Probes (Keeley, P., 2013)




Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science- 39 NEW Electricity and Magnetism Formative Assessment Probes, Vol. 2 (Keeley, P., & Harrington, R., 2014)











Aligned resources can be purchased through the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) store .