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ERIC Number: EJ1114652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Formative Assessment Probes: Big and Small Seeds. Linking Formative Assessment Probes to the Scientific Practices
Keeley, Page
Science and Children, v53 n9 p20-21 Jul 2016
This column focuses on promoting learning through assessment. Formative assessment probes are designed to uncover students' ideas about objects, events, and processes in the natural world. This assessment information is then used throughout instruction to move students toward an understanding of the scientific ideas behind the probes. During the continuous process of assessment, students construct new ideas or solidify their initial thinking through the use of scientific practices. This month's column features the formative assessment probe "Big and Small Seeds," which shows how a probe can be used to develop understanding of a disciplinary core idea, using scientific practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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