ERIC Number: ED363503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Manitoba Science Assessment 1990 Final Report and Summary Report.
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
The Science Assessment Program is part of the overall Manitoba assessment program as recommended by the Joint Committee on Evaluation and approved by the Minster of Education and Training. This report contains a description and analysis, along with conclusions and recommendations of the assessment conducted in Science 100, Biology 200, and Physics 300. Surveys of the science teachers teaching these courses are reported. Among the reported results are the following: (1) student results for the subtests for the Science 100 test were satisfactory for the core subjects which included measurement and evaluation, separation of substances, and characteristics of matter. The only negative aspect of the overall results was that the written response component was frequently not attempted. Results on the Biology 200 test indicate students did reasonably well on the multiple choice questions but written response items were unsatisfactory. Physics 300 students were able to do straightforward applications of formula, but had difficulty where transfer of knowledge and interpretation were required. A comparison of chemistry 200/300 results show that scores in calculations declined between 1981 and 1990. A separate "Summary Report" presents a summary of the test results. (PR)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
Identifiers - Location: Canada