ERIC Number: ED416102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Science: Ohio's Model Competency-Based Program. Model Assessments Supporting Implementation. Competency-Based Education Series.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development.
This document contains a set of model competency-based education (CBE) assessments that provide three types of assessment for students in grades 1-8 in science. Types of assessment include: traditional: multiple choice, short-answer, and open-ended items; performance-like: more authentic forms that involve students outside of the classroom; and open-ended: more substantive performance assessments requiring out-of-class preparation and holistic scoring procedures. The design of model assessment instruments is discussed, including: balanced assessments; test development; materials and conditions for development; relationship to proficiency tests; and student evaluation. A content summary chart accompanies each grade-level instrument. Item discussions accompany all grade-level CBE assessments. Item descriptions provide an overview of items and pertinent content. A rubric summary further organizes these elements in a quick reference table reflective of suggested stages of an acceptable student response. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Biology, Concept Formation, Design, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Environmental Education, General Science, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Metacognition, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Scientific Literacy, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio