ERIC Number: ED347045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Assessment in Science Education: The Middle Years.
Raizen, Senta A.; And Others
The mission of the National Center for Improving Science Education, a partnership between the NETWORK, Inc., and the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), is to promote changes in science curricula, science teaching, and assessment of student learning in science. The center analyzes and makes recommendations for policy and practice at the national, state, and local levels. As part of this task, the center synthesizes and translates the findings, recommendations, and viewpoints expressed in research studies and develops practical resources for policymakers and practitioners. This document is part of a second set of reports that focus on science and mathematics education for young adolescents. Included are chapters entitled: "(1) "Assessment: The Middle Years"; (2) "The Opportunity"; (3) "Goals for Science Education and the Assessment Challenge"; (4) "The Context of Science Education in the Middle Years"; (5) "Assessment in Middle-Level Science: Improving Current Practice"; (6) "Innovative Assessments: New Directions"; (7) "Assessments and Policy"; and (8) "Recommendations." Appended are the references, a listing of assessment panelists, and an index. (KR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Science, Evaluation, Innovation, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
The NETWORK, Inc., 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 900, Andover, MA 01810 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Network of Innovative Schools, Inc., Andover, MA.; Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs.
Note: For the first set of reports, see ED 314 235-238.