ERIC Number: ED377028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Science Process Skills: Assessing Hands-On Student Performance.
Ostlund, Karen L.
This book contains 78 activities that can be used to assess student progress in the development of science process skills. Inexpensive and flexible hands-on activities can be used with individuals, small groups, or an entire class to assess student progress either throughout the year, after a specific unit of instruction, or as a year-end evaluation. The activities also provide an opportunity for students to prepare for local and state achievement tests. The assessment program includes: (1) complete instructions for testing the major process skills; (2) separate tests for each of levels 1 to 6; (3) materials lists; (4) blackline masters for recording answers; and (5) answer key. The process skills tested for levels 1-6 are observing, communicating, estimating, measuring, collecting data, classifying, inferring, predicting, and making models, as well as, interpreting data, making graphs, hypothesizing, controlling variables, defining operationally, and investigating, for levels 3-6. (LZ)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Hands on Science, Process Education, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Process Skills, Worksheets
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