ERIC Number: ED424286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Iowa Assessment Handbook.
Enger, Sandra K., Ed.; Yager, Robert E., Ed.
The handbook addresses the assessment of student performance and the establishment of criteria by which to measure student progress in six domains within science: (1) Concepts; (2) Processes; (3) Applications; (4) Attitude; (5) Nature of Science; and (6) Creativity. Each domain is defined, and a rationale is provided for assessing student learning in that domain. Following the descriptive section, examples of assessment instruments, including multiple choice, essay, and alternative forms of assessment are provided. Suggestions are made to help teachers improve and enhance their assessment strategies. Chapter 1 introduces the handbook, and Chapter 2 contains suggestions for getting started. Chapter 3, "Six Domains of Science," describes the six domains. Chapter 4, "Assessment in the Contexts of Teaching," discusses the use of current types of assessment and their relation to the National Science Education Standards. In Chapter 5, "Evaluating Teaching Practice," techniques to help teachers improve their practices, including videotape and journals, are discussed. Chapter 6, "Rubrics," considers scoring assessments. Chapters 7 through 10 present assessment samples for all grades and for grades kindergarten through 4, 5 through 8, and 9 through 12. A glossary is included. (Contains 3 figures, 26 tables, and 99 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Science Education, Sciences, Scoring Rubrics, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Test Use
The Iowa-SS&C Project, Science Education Center, 769 Van Allen Hall, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1478 ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Science Education Center.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa