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ERIC Number: ED540607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Evaluation of Calipers II: Using Simulations to Assess Complex Learning Site Visit Findings. CRESST Report 821
Matrundola, Deborah La Torre; Chang, Sandy; Herman, Joan
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
The purpose of these case studies was to examine the ways technology and professional development supported the use of the SimScientists assessment systems. Qualitative research methodology was used to provide narrative descriptions of six classes implementing simulation-based assessments for either the topic of Ecosystems or Atoms and Molecules. Results revealed both strengths and weaknesses concerning technology support for the assessments, as well as technology and professional development support of the teachers. Furthermore, recommendations are provided concerning potential improvements to the assessments, reflection activities, and professional development. (Contains 14 tables, 8 figures and 1 footnote.)
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST). 300 Charles E Young Drive N, GSE&IS Building 3rd Floor, Mailbox 951522, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1522. Tel: 310-206-1532; Fax: 310-825-3883; Web site: http://www.cresst.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: WestEd
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing
Identifiers - Location: Nevada