ERIC Number: ED458242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Teacher Involvement To Evaluate Science Achievement.
Teacher-developed tests can be more valid and reliable than standardized tests or state-mandated tests in evaluating student achievement in science. Many teachers, however, are not acquainted with the standards to use in test writing. The National Research Council has released "Classroom Assessment and the National Education Standards," a publication that outlines six goals for classroom assessment. A science portfolio is a good way to evaluate the everyday science achievement of students. Using Multiple Intelligences Theory (H. Gardner, 1993) can show ways to assess student achievement through their individual strengths and the use of the various types of intelligence suggested by the theory. Learning styles theory also has much to offer classroom assessment. When teachers want to use written tests, there are criteria that should be applied to the construction of test items. Teacher observation is another important aspect of assessment in science. It is also important to consider metacognition skills when evaluating student achievement in science. Students must learn the skills required for self-evaluation, and teachers must help them develop these skills. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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