ERIC Number: ED448028
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Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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Assessing Student Understanding in Science: A Standards-Based K-12 Handbook.
Enger, Sandra K.; Yager, Robert E.
Assessment, when integrated with instruction, can provide a basis for restructuring science education. The National Science Education Standards are incorporated into this guide to assessing student understanding in science. Chapters include: (1) "Assessment Based on Six Domains of Science," which organizes an assessment framework for science learning and experiences around six domains which include concepts, processes, applications, positive attitudes, creativity, and the nature of science; (2) "Assessment in the Context of Teaching" in which different types of assessment are tested in the context of teaching; (3) "Evaluating Teaching Practice" in which possibilities for assessing teaching practice are addressed; (4) "Rubrics and Scoring Guides" which describes the ideas for designing schemes to evaluate student work; (5) "Assessment Examples for All Grade Levels," which provides examples of students' self assessment for all grade levels; (6) "Assessment Samples for Grades K through 4," which includes examples of self assessment and applying process skills and experimental design; (7) "Assessment Examples for Grades 5 through 8," which features examples recommended for grades 5 through 8; and (8) "Assessment Examples for Grades 9 through 12," which presents assessment for Grades 9 through 12. (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, National Standards, Process Education, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Principles
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