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ERIC Number: ED121781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 10
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A Self Rating Scale as a Pre and Post Assessment Tool for Use with Instructional Modules.
Gotts, Sandra Harris
This article describes a self rating pre- and post-assessment instrument that has been developed at the Central Michigan University (CMU). Nine instructional modules have been developed and are being used in science methods courses at CMU. Each module focuses on an identified area of competency for elementary science teachers and contains a cluster of specific performance behaviors which the student is to acquire. The self rating assessment instrument was developed to provide students with an opportunity to evaluate their own accomplishment of the course goals and objectives before and after instruction. The goal statements and objectives which had been formulated for each module were used in developing the pre-assessment instrument. This allowed the students to rate themselves as to their accomplishment for each of the course goals. After they complete the self assessment, the students are given an individual profile sheet which lists the nine instructional modules on the left side and the rating scale on the right side. The students are given the numbers of the goal statements and asked to average their ratings for each cluster of statements. When the task is complete each student has a profile which indicates his/her present accomplishment in each area of competence as well as an overall picture of his/her competency related to the total area of teaching science in the elementary grades. (Included is a copy of the assessment instrument.) (DMT)
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