ERIC Number: EJ1046057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Reference Count: 6
Whitworth, Brooke A.; Bell, Randy L.
Science Teacher, v80 n8 p38-43 Nov 2013
Traditionally, teachers assess students' physics understanding through lab activities, responses to open-ended word problems, and tests. But there is another way to measure student understanding, one in which students apply their learning to the world around them. This article shows how to implement student portfolios, which allow students to set goals they can monitor throughout the year and actively participate in assessment. When students build portfolios, they can evaluate and reflect on their own work, promoting engagement with the course and content, and teachers can better assess students' goal movement and see growth in students' conceptual understanding.
Descriptors: Physics, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Secondary School Science, High School Students, Photography, Visual Aids, Essays, Study Guides, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Projects
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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