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ERIC Number: ED434830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 259
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Teachers' Guide to the Colorado Student Assessment Program for Eighth Grade Science: An Assessment of Fifth through Eighth Grade Benchmarks.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
In the spring of 2000, public school eighth grade students will be assessed for the first time on the Colorado Model Content Standards for Science. This guide was developed to help educators prepare for the upcoming Colorado science assessment. The purpose of this book is to provide a window into eighth grade science assessment. This guide is divided into the following sections: (1) an overview of CSAP with a question-and-answer section about test development, scoring, and reporting; (2) how to use this guide most effectively to assess student progress; (3) the Colorado Model Content Standards for Science Fifth to Eighth Grade Assessment Framework; (4) sample referenced assessment items for the Fifth to Eighth Grade Assessment aligned to the Colorado Model Content Standards for Science; (5) sample reference assessment cluster items; (6) sample assessments with multiple choice, constructed short answer, and performance tasks from the Colorado Science Assessment Initiative Goals 2000 grant; and (7) recommendations for science equipment for every grade 5-8 science lab and a suggested 21-item reference bibliography for science assessment. (ASK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Eisenhower Program for Mathematics and Science Education (ED), Washington, DC.; CONNECT, Denver, CO.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Office of Systemic Reform.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado