ERIC Number: ED392646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Insights & Outcomes: Assessments for Great Explorations in Math and Science. LHS GEMS.
Barber, Jacqueline; And Others
This handbook, part of the GEMS (Great Explorations in Math and Science) series, contains ready-made assessments for teachers to integrate within their presentation of activity-based mathematics and science units. The first main section of the book is called "Pearl's Journal: A Year in the Life of...." This fictitious teacher's journal is interspersed with comments to provide an overview of assessment issues as well as ideas about how to use this book. The next section, "Insights," gives descriptions of 13 major assessment strategies (with case studies from GEMS), uses actual student work, analyzes the insights gained from these case studies, and lists other opportunities in the GEMS series for using each strategy. The final section, "Outcomes," gives brief summaries of all GEMS teacher's guides, highlights selected student learning outcomes for each guide, and describes both built-in and additional assessments. (MKR)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Portfolio Assessment, Science Instruction, Student Evaluation
Great Explorations in Math and Science, University of California, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.