ERIC Number: ED211568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Experimental Problem-Solving Item Pool: Junior and Intermediate Division Science. Project #80-4029, Final R&D Report to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
Ross, John A.; Maynes, Florence J.
The absence of suitable instruments to measure scientific inquiry skills, and the inability of teachers to construct their own tests to measure mastery of science skills led the Peterborough County (Ontario) Board of Education to develop skill-oriented curriculum guidelines in response to changes in Ministry of Education priorities in science. Skills of scientific inquiry were identified, levels of student growth for each skill were described, and a pool of test items with a teachers' manual was developed. The primary impact of the project is to give teachers a practical tool that will provide them with feedback on student skill development and the effects of the science program. The project is also to promote a generalizable approach to curriculum development. Successful completion of the project will increase curricular skills of the participants, and dissemination of the products will heighten support for this approach to curricular innovation. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Peterborough. Trent Valley Centre.