ERIC Number: ED458083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Vermont Science Assessment Blueprint.
Vermont Inst. for Science, Math, and Technology, Montpelier.
The Vermont Institute for Science, Math, and Technology (VISMT) and a team of Vermont educators have developed the Vermont Science Assessment in collaboration with CTB/McGraw-Hill. This assessment provides Vermont teachers and school officials with student performance data on scientific understanding as they implement Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities. This assessment is designed to provide schoolwide data on science programs as well as data on individual student performance on five of the content areas in the science, math, and technology section of the Framework. Although the assessment is administered at grades 6 and 11, it does not assess curricula exclusively at those grades but rather the students' accumulated knowledge and understanding of science. The items selected for inclusion sample the domain of science in elementary, middle, and secondary programs according to the Framework. The tasks are available through VISMT and the VISMT Teacher Associates. (ASK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Science Education, State Standards
Vermont Institute for Science, Math, and Technology, Dillingham Hall, 7 West Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. Tel: 802-224-9025. For full text: http://www.vismt.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Inst. for Science, Math, and Technology, Montpelier.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont