ERIC Number: ED465611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
A Focus for Collaboration: Developing and Implementing Science and Mathematics Performance Assessment Tasks.
Morrison, J.; McDuffie, A. Roth; Akerson, V.
According to national and state reform efforts in science and mathematics education, new forms of collaboration to foster integrated professional development for teachers are needed. These collaborations are seen as a means to involve practitioners and theoreticians in teacher education. Due to the participation of many players, collaborative efforts in teacher education draw upon a wide field of expertise, experiences, and perspectives. This paper describes a collaboration formed between university researchers, practicing teachers, and personnel from the local educational service district. This collaboration was formed to focus on increasing preservice and inservice teachers' understanding and use of performance assessment through a field based experience in K-8 mathematics and science methods courses. (Contains 15 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Methods Courses, Performance Based Assessment, Science Teachers
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Charlotte, NC, January 10-13, 2002); see SE 066 324.