ERIC Number: ED400193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Assessing Hands-On Science: A Teacher's Guide to Performance Assessment.
Brown, Janet Harley; Shavelson, Richard J.
This book is intended for teachers who currently use (or are planning to use) a hands-on science curriculum. In addition, it would be useful to pre-service teachers, graduate students in education, and other educators interested in alternative forms of assessment. It offers teachers and other educators an opportunity to learn about performance assessment by actual hands-on experience with a variety of science performance assessments. Chapters include: (1) "Why Use Performance Assessment?"; (2) "What Do Performance Assessments Measure?"; (3) "Defining Performance Assessment"; (4) "How Do You Score Student Performance?"; (5) "How to Use Performance Assessments in the Classroom"; (6) "What Is a Holistic Scoring System?"; (7) "Choosing an Assessment You Can Trust"; and (8) "Which Performance Assessment Is Best for Your Purpose?" (JRH)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science, Performance, Performance Based Assessment, Process Education, Science Process Skills, Student Evaluation
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (clothbound: ISBN-0-8039-6442-0; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6443-9).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A