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ERIC Number: EJ1126837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
Performance-Based Task Assessment of Higher-Order Proficiencies in Redesigned STEM High Schools
Ernst, Jeremy V.; Glennie, Elizabeth; Li, Songze
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v10 n1 p13-32 2017
This study explored student abilities in applying conceptual knowledge when presented with structured performance tasks. Specifically, the study gauged proficiency in higher-order applications of students enrolled in earth and environmental science or biology. The student sample was drawn from a Redesigned STEM high school model where a tested performance assessment protocol was employed for the purposes of the investigation. It was determined that performance-based proficiency was not uniform within tasks and applications, but could be recognized through student artifacts of learning on a situational basis. Based on the findings of the study, several implications are highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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