ERIC Number: ED460383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Procedural Reading and Writing in the Science Lab: Example Performance Package, Minnesota Profile of Learning.
Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.
Developed by classroom teachers during the development phase of Minnesota's Graduation Standards, this performance package is made up of locally designed assignments that, taken together, show whether a student has learned and can apply the knowledge and skills related to comprehending technical information from documents or electronic media and writing for a variety of academic and technical purposes. It begins with reference to the particular content standard addressed in the package, the educational level of the package (middle school), and a summary statement of the content standard. It then describes the tasks associated with the student performances: (1) read, summarize, analyze, and critique the directions for several laboratory experiments; (2) apply directions, implement laboratory experiments, and analyze the directions for those experiments; and (3) write directions for laboratory experiments. It then offers specific statements from the standard regarding what students should know and should do, the products, task description, special notes, and feedback checklists for each task enumerated in the package. (RS)
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Academic Standards, Class Activities, Laboratory Experiments, Laboratory Manuals, Laboratory Procedures, Middle Schools, Performance Based Assessment, Reading Comprehension, Science Instruction, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Technical Writing, Writing Exercises
Minnesota State Department of Children, Families & Learning, 1500 Highway 36 East, Roseville, MN 55113-4226. Tel: 651-582-8002.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.