ERIC Number: ED395770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Computers and Assessment in Science Education. ERIC Digest.
This digest discusses types of computer applications used in science assessment; underlying assumptions that guide their roles in assessment; and issues which relate to validity, gender equity, instructional delivery, mode of user interface, and responsibility to the public. Assessment applications for computers can be broadly classified into two categories: traditional and contemporary. Considering the need for aligning testing with education reform efforts underway, the focus of researchers should be the contemporary rather than traditional approaches to computer-based assessment. Among contemporary computer applications, simulations appear to hold promises for large-scale assessment. Several examples of simulations are given. Contains 17 references. (MKR)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.