ERIC Number: ED455131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Classroom Assessment and the National Science Education Standards.
Atkin, J. Myron, Ed.; Black, Paul, Ed.; Coffey, Janet, Ed.
Since the "National Science Education Standards" were published in 1996, it has become apparent that the standards did not provide sufficient guidance on the key topics needed for implementation. Assessment was identified as a topic requiring more detail and guidance, as well as scientific inquiry, technology in the science curriculum, selection of instructional materials, and development of science programs. This book examines the ongoing assessment that occurs each day in classrooms. Chapters include: (1) "An Introduction to Assessment in the Science Classroom"; (2) "The Case for Strengthening Assessment in the Science Classroom"; (3) "Assessment in the Classroom"; (4) "The Relationship between Formative and Summative Assessment in the Classroom and Beyond"; (5) "Professional Development"; and (6) "Beyond the Classroom--System-Level Supports." (Contains 122 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Professional Development, Science Education, Standards, Teacher Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Center for Education.