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ERIC Number: EJ722726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Scientific Inquiry Scoring Guides
Harnden, Jodie
Science Scope, v28 n4 p52-54 Jan 2005
For more than ten years, the Oregon Department of Education has been developing and refining a tool to assess students' performance on inquiry-based lessons. The tool they developed, the Science Inquiry Scoring Guide, is a rubric that is tied directly to science education standards and benchmarks set by the state legislature. Ideally, all grade levels use inquiry work samples, but collection and assessment are formally required in the fifth, eighth, and tenth grades. Each school district establishes guidelines regarding who does the actual assessment, but the classroom teacher is most likely responsible. Teachers integrate work samples into the regular curriculum, providing several opportunities for student completion during the year.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon