ERIC Number: ED423126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Science Educator's Guide to Assessment.
Doran, Rodney; Chan, Fred; Tamir, Pinchas
This book presents assessment formats, strategies, models, and templates appropriate for learning outcomes in inquiry activities undertaken in the classroom and the laboratory as well as outdoors. The designs of these assessment formats and strategies are based on the most recent research on assessment, instruction, and learning, and include many practical assessment examples. Chapters include a discussion of the National Science Education Standards and recent research suggesting that instruction should move from a primarily behaviorist approach towards constructivist models of learning and instruction, practical issues related to designing performance assessments, the benefits and drawbacks of various assessment formats, suggestions for using rubrics, and specific information about assessment in the science content areas. The discipline assessment tasks pertain to biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Constructivism (Learning), Earth Science, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Outcomes of Education, Physics, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Standards, Student Evaluation
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; phone: 800-722-6782 (NSTA Stock No. PB145X).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.