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ERIC Number: EJ1155059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Assessment Processes in Science across the Primary-Secondary Interface: An Australian Perspective
Skamp, Keith
School Science Review, v98 n362 p75-84 Sep 2016
Assessment guidelines in the "Australian Curriculum: Science" are outlined after the status and practice of science is overviewed. Available, but dated, empirical reports of teachers' assessment processes and procedures across the interface are compared. Current assessment practices are inferred from indirect research data. Two Australian professional learning initiatives, "Primary Connections" and, at the secondary level, "Science by Doing", may be changing the "face" of science education. How primary teachers implementing "Primary Connections" are assessing pupils is outlined. Similar data do not exist for "Science by Doing", but its potential impact on teachers' assessment practices is presented. Implications for a smoother science assessment transition for pupils are suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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