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ERIC Number: EJ1120950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
Science Teachers' Representations of Classroom Practice in the Process of Formative Assessment Design
Heredia, Sara C.; Furtak, Erin Marie; Morrison, Deb; Renga, Ian Parker
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v27 n7 p697-716 Nov 2016
Formative assessment has been recognized as an essential element of effective classroom practice; as a result, teachers are increasingly required to create formative assessments for their classrooms. This study examines data drawn from a long-term, site-based professional development program that supported a department of biology teachers in the iterative design and enactment of common formative assessment tools. We analyze teacher conversations to understand how teachers collaborated to design formative assessments. Results indicate that when teachers attended to problems of practice related to teaching evolution, increased transparency in their talk helped build consensus about the design of formative assessment tools. These results highlight the importance of encouraging transparency in teacher dialog when they are engaged in collaborative design of formative assessments.
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Language: English
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